Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Wasilla Rep. Eastman to stay on ballot, but post-election trial will decide his eligibility, judge says
The judge, Jack McKenna, ruled Thursday that Eastman is likely ineligible to hold office, but that Eastman's name can remain on ballots for the Nov. 8 election.
Anchorage grand jury indicts Ed Sniffen, former acting attorney general, on child sex abuse charges from 1991
The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica interviewed a woman who said Sniffen had sex with her when she was 17 during a trip that Sniffen helped chaperone.
The storm that slammed into western Alaska over the weekend was the result of several factors all converging to make it so destructive, including an ocean warmed by climate change.
Ex-Anchorage health director calls his lies about military, education and medical credentials ‘a ticking time bomb’
American Public Media investigative reporter Curtis Gilbert offers a follow-up look at former Anchorage health department director Joe Gerace's phony credentials.
Alaska again has a voice in the U.S. House of Representatives, as of Tuesday afternoon, when Congresswoman Mary Peltola was sworn in on the House floor.
Alaska’s new eviction diversion program would resolve disputes before court and, maybe, keep people in their homes
The goal is to help reach an agreement both sides are satisfied with, and for people to avoid spending time and money going to court to plead their case in front of a judge.
Ellen Jovin is a language teacher, author of the book "Rebel With a Clause" and, literally, the woman behind the Grammar Table, where she sits awaiting grammar and general language questions from passersby.
State health data show that from 2013 to 2021, the number of children in Alaska who completed the childhood series of vaccinations decreased from about 60% to about 46%.
Former Alaska legislator’s alleged killer, his son, now indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges
Anchorage police originally charged Tallon Westlake with manslaughter.
High Times Director of Events and Competitions Mark Kazinec says Alaska, as the second state to legalize recreational use of marijuana in 2015, is a great place for a competition.
Prosecutors say John Pearl Smith II, 36, shot and killed Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi in a garage during another attempted robbery in 2016 in Wasilla, after which he burned the bodies and garage.
Alaska faces unique housing challenges, as feds send millions of dollars to help, top HUD official says
Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman was in Alaska recently. Her trip was filled with meetings and tours in Anchorage, Wasilla and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta -- including the villages of Napakiak and Oscarville -- to learn about Alaska's housing challenges and to see the work the department has been funding already.
Tallon Westlake, 36, faces charges of manslaughter and evidence tampering in the death of his 62-year-old father, Dean, who was from Kiana and served in the Alaska House of Representatives from January to December 2017.
Anchorage’s new schools superintendent confronts bus driver shortage and low enrollment as the academic year begins
Dr. Jharrett Bryantt begins his tenure with a shortage of bus drivers causing reduced bus service -- a crisis, as Bryantt calls it -- as well as other staffing issues and concerns about safety felt nationwide following one of the deadliest-ever school shootings in U.S. history, near the end of last school year in Uvalde, Texas.
Alaska’s dry start to the summer has been anything but since July, after earlier-than-usual shift to rain
National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider says a low-pressure system set up over the Bering Sea, causing moisture to flow from the Pacific Ocean into Alaska, starting in early July.
Alaska Public Media Washington D.C. correspondent Liz Ruskin provides some post-election analysis on Alaska News Nightly.
Alaska’s new primary election system showed who voters favored, but it only cut one legislative candidate
As Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks points out, the votes tallied Tuesday mostly amount to a state-sponsored poll with a nice, big sample size.
Anchorage police say death of Buckland man found naked on beach was noncriminal, but family wants a closer look
Fred Lee was a heavy equipment operator, father of four and basketball coach from Buckland. Anchorage police say the 41-year-old's death in June was not criminal in nature, and the department has closed its investigation. But Lee's family disagrees, saying the suspicious circumstances warrant a closer look.
How we reported our story on the fabricated resume of now former Anchorage health director Joe Gerace
A joint investigation between Alaska Public Media's Lex Treinen and American Public Media's Curtis Gilbert found that Joe Gerace misrepresented his military, medical and educational background to get a job leading Anchorage's health department.
Erick Almandinger, now 22, was just 16 when David Grunwald went missing in November 2016. It wasn’t until more than two weeks after the killing that one of Almandinger’s accomplices led Alaska State Troopers to Grunwald’s body.