The District-Wide Library Committee is starting a review of 56 books that are the subject of challenges and currently off the shelves. The school board will make final decisions.
Joshua Landers lost control of his motorcycle Monday evening on Knik-Goose Bay Road south of Wasilla, Alaska State Troopers said.
Heavy snow caused the partial collapse in February. A measure on the ballot next month asks local voters to approve up to $10 million in property tax increases to help pay for a new building.
A school district policy lets some students travel away from the school over lunch, but officials at local stores say some are stealing food.
The road would also connect the proposed West Susitna Access Road with the George Parks Highway.
Flooding was also reported this week on the Kenai Peninsula, where glacial dams on Skilak and Snow lakes burst, leading to flooding in some areas along the Kenai River.
The policy change, initially discussed at a board retreat over the summer, attracted a crowd to a meeting Wednesday night.
Four people were in a boat when it flipped on the river Tuesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said.
An assembly decision to temporarily waive dump fees to help residents get rid of windstorm debris, without limits on users from outside the borough, could cost $400,000 in lost revenue, officials say.
The fair in Palmer ends on Labor Day after a three-weekend run.
The summer’s lack of sunshine and abundance of rain made for smaller entries in contests that might not be giant pumpkins or cabbages but still managed to produce a 10 1/2-foot-long gourd and a 3-pound tomato.
The fairies have long been a fair favorite, donning green tulle skirts and feather boas, cheering on competitors at the giant vegetable weigh-offs and taking photos with fans young and old.
In addition to financial settlements, the organization is asking for the court to order an independent investigation into Department of Corrections practices, said Ruth Botstein, the organization’s legal director.
An increasing number of residential solar installations are also boosting supply in Matanuska Electric Association’s service area, and across Southcentral as well.
There are plenty of concerts, contests and displays, plus Military Appreciation Day on Sunday and First Responders Day on Monday.
Although his Alaska State Fair entry couldn’t touch the record, reigning pumpkin champ Dale Marshall took home yet another win.
Sunshine welcomed crowds as they walked, ate and rode their way around the State Fair in Palmer. The fair runs until Sept. 4.
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge workers and a visiting nurse tried to help the 21-year-old victim while other employees restrained the 33-year-old suspect, according to court documents filed with murder charges.
Alaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 21-year-old Florida resident at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Israel Mahay, who owns a Susitna River jet boat business, had chaired the Recreation Rivers Advisory board. Mike Overcast, who owns a heliskiing lodge in the Susitna watershed, was set to replace him.
Keenon Keyes, 36, was charged with first- and second-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of 30-year-old Loy Suthammavong.
Stephen Craig was knocked from his canoe by overhanging branches on Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers said.
Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm feels nothing like a typical prison. That’s by design.