The balloon, shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, entered U.S. Air Defense Zone off the Aleutians on Jan. 28 and moved into Canada two days later, according to the Defense Department.
The move follows implementation of similar tools in state government and other jurisdictions.
Eligibility rates for the Alaska Performance Scholarship have also dropped to their lowest-ever levels, leading to calls for reform.
After an advisory board vote in favor of building bigger, critics contend the plan adds more than is needed and was insufficiently considered. Supporters say it will give the port the flexibility necessary to be functional for decades to come.
Dylan’s Place, which opened last month in Wasilla, is named after a 25-year-old Anchorage man who died in 2017 of a heroin overdose.
Alaskans have been pursuing healthier lifestyles by many measures, but disturbing trends of violence and suicide continue to plague the population, according to status reports released by the Alaska Department of Health.
Corrections commissioner Jen Winkelman told lawmakers that the department is working to reduce the number of suicides among Alaska’s incarcerated population.
The new rules expand where accessory dwelling units can be built across Anchorage, and remove a requirement that the homeowner live on the lot.
While some are a recent arrival, insects have been in the state living indoors and outside for centuries.
There was no progress in negotiations Friday between Teamsters Local 959 bus workers and Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District transportation contractor Durham School Services.
The National Weather Service was calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow across the area, tapering off by early afternoon, with as much as 5 inches in some areas.
The idea behind the app is that the sooner a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest receives CPR — even if it’s just a few minutes before emergency responders arrive — the more likely it is that person will survive.
After voting for a resolution to condemn the “horrors of socialism” and voting against removing Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Peltola expressed frustration with the state of affairs on Capitol Hill.
Arduin was Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s first and most controversial budget director, but she was ousted in 2019. Now she is back as a legislative aide, helping to craft a fiscal plan.
The Anchorage Police Department changed its policy last year under pressure from advocates, health professionals and family members of overdose victims.
In this episode, host Elizabeth Harball discusses what’s ahead for the mine and the Bristol Bay salmon fishery with ADN reporter Alex DeMarban.
Kodiak Rep. Louise Stutes had asked to join the Republican-dominated majority, but she was rebuffed.
Teams of three and four from around the district participated in the annual competition, which quizzes students’ knowledge on a select group of books.
The state Department of Public Safety plans to test the devices in Mat-Su and the Interior and on the Kenai Peninsula this spring. In the meantime, the Anchorage Police Department has no set date for putting body cameras into action despite growing public pressure to do so.
Investigators used genetic genealogy to tentatively identify the deceased as a New York man, Gary Frank Sotherden, who officials believe may have died as the result of a bear mauling in the 1970s, troopers said.
A measure to create a new defined benefits pension plan for public safety employees cleared its first of four House committees on Thursday, in a telling step for the legislation’s fate in a divided chamber.
Bus drivers packed a school board meeting Wednesday evening, a day after they dropped students at school and then walked off the job, citing safety and pay concerns.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck west of Cook Inlet just before 6 a.m. and was widely felt in the Anchorage area.