Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Jeremy Hsieh has worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He lived in Juneau from 2008 to 2022 and now lives in Anchorage.
A group of Police officers bring out a coffin covered in an American flag

Man killed by a muskox near Nome

Troopers say Curtis Worland was trying to haze a group of muskox away from his dog kennel on Tuesday when one of the muskox attacked.
Snow plows plow snow on snowy street.

Anchorage Mayor Bronson commits more workers and equipment to snow removal

Bronson said the new agreements will bring up to 10 additional graders, 10 plow trucks and numerous dump trucks.
Rows of cots are organized on the floor of an arena.

Anchorage’s largest shelter is at capacity. Mayor Bronson wants to add 160 more beds.

The Sullivan Arena’s beds have been full since late November. On the coldest days, more than 100 people have waited for a bed in a 24-hour warming shelter.
Girdwood, Alaska

Anchorage Assembly to take up fraught land deal for housing in Girdwood

The deal would lead to new housing in Girdwood, but community leaders fear the homes will only be affordable to the wealthy.
Donors to the University of Alaska Anchorage's School of Social Work pose for photos with oversized checks

UAA to permanently expand master’s in social work program with $1.5M grant

Experts say the chronic shortage of qualified social workers perpetuates the state’s worst-in-the-nation status for alcohol-attributed deaths.
A sparsely attended public hearing on applicants for two judge positions

Voter approval of Alaska judges is hitting an all-time low, and justice system experts aren’t sure why

Alaska doesn’t track with other politically conservative states, which tend to have the highest approval ratings for their judges.
A woman pushing a shopping cart walks next to a table full of groceries.

Food Bank of Alaska anticipates high demand with inflation in and pandemic aid out

The Food Bank of Alaska handed out thousands of free frozen turkeys and holiday meal kits through its annual Thanksgiving Blessing events.
a ballot is inserted into a counting machine

Officials to update Alaska election results on Tuesday

The Alaska Division of Elections has tens of thousands of ballots waiting to be counted, with potentially thousands more on their way in the mail.

4 takeaways from Alaska’s election night results

Election Day is over in Alaska, and enough dust has settled to call some high-interest contests, and to know what to watch for in unresolved races as more ballots are counted.
Gov Bill Sheffield undated

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield dies at 94

“The most important thing to know about Bill Sheffield is that he loved Alaska,” said friend John Pugh.
A woman in a blue shirt helping another woman with her voting ballot

How Alaska handles election security

Answers to six frequently asked questions.

Alaska election officials now say all voting precincts will be staffed on Election Day

A day earlier, they feared as many as 10 rural precincts would be unstaffed.
Cathy Giessel, Roselynn Cacy and Roger Holland

Partisan hardliners likely won’t fare well under Alaska’s new election system. Here’s why.

Former Senate President Cathy Giessel’s comeback campaign against Roger Holland shows the moderating effect of Alaska’s new election system.
Closest to the camera is a woman in a red blazer, in the middle is a woman in a green suit and furthest from the camera a woman in a black suit. All three stand behind podiums while listening to a question during a political debate.

Alaska U.S. Senate candidates show clear contrast on abortion rights, Supreme Court nominations and gun rights

Incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, Republican Kelly Tshibaka and Democrat Pat Chesbro appeared together for Debate for the State.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Alaska Corrections reports its 16th death of the year

That tops the previous decade-high number of in-custody deaths.
Donald Charlie of Nenana

AFN delegates say lack of veterinary care is an ‘ongoing public health crisis.’ They’re calling for federal action.

Supporters say access to neutering and vaccinations is too limited in Native communities, which contributes to stray dogs and the spread of diseases like rabies.
Republican Charlie Pierce, Democrat Les Gara, independent Bill Walker and Republican incumbent Mike Dunleavy

At debate Dunleavy says Alaska is better off now, while opponents paint dire picture

For only the second time time this election season, all four candidates running to be the governor of Alaska participated in a debate Wednesday night.
The Best Western Golden Lion Hotel

Anchorage Assembly votes to use the Golden Lion as housing for homeless, not emergency shelter

The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday committed $3.5 million more for ongoing shelter, meal and navigation services through Dec. 31.
Kitty Douglas selfie

Families, activists question why so many people in Alaska’s jails and prisons have died this year

Kitty Douglas is the youngest of 15 people to die in custody in Alaska this year. It's the most since 2015.