A tsunami warning has been issued by the National Weather Service following the eruption of an undersea volcano just before 4:30 a.m. near the Pacific nation of Tonga. The warning has been issued for coastlines all the way from Attu island to the border of California and Mexico.
The Anchorage Assembly is considering a measure that would update the requirements in city charter for filling a vacancy in the mayor’s office, requiring a special election to be held within a set amount of time to ensure an elected successor.
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 drives case numbers up exponentially in Alaska, a shortage of commercially-available at-home tests has some Alaskans wondering what the best course of action is, and when federal tests will be available.
North Pole police have arrested a man involved in the attempted robbery of firearms on North Santa Claus Lane on charges of robbery and manslaughter after his co-conspirator was shot and killed during the incident.
The Anchorage School District has extended its requirement that masks be worn by staff and students, as the omicron variant continues to spread and is causing COVID-19 cases within the district to rise.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a state disaster declaration Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in Southeast Alaska, with communities like Yakutat seeing building damage due to heavy snow.
The state of Alaska reported more than 4,000 additional COVID-19 infections over the last two days, breaking the previous record for the highest number of cases reported in a single day as the rapid spread of the omicron variant continues.
A far-right social media personality who calls himself “Baked Alaska” was sentenced to 30 days in jail for misdemeanor convictions arising from an encounter in which authorities say he shot pepper spray at an employee at an Arizona bar.
Providence Alaska, which runs the largest hospital in the state, announced on Wednesday that Anchorage’s chief of police, Ken McCoy, has been named as its first region chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.