Safety crews completed an assessment of the landslide area and have determined that the risk to the public has returned to pre-event levels, and are now allowing residents of the affected area access to their homes.
Jyzyk Sharpe’s trial was set to get underway last week after a jury had been selected when the state’s prosecution team offered him a plea deal that would dismiss the Murder-2 charge in exchange for a guilty plea to manslaughter.
A state program designed to assist Alaskans affected by disasters will open for applications next week. The disaster declaration made on Sept. 17 by Gov. Mike Dunleavy activated the state’s Individual Assistance program, which is designed to assist residents with expenses related to recovery from the devastating remnants of Typhoon Merbok.
Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna issued a decision in Randall Kowalke’s legal challenge of Wasilla Rep. David Eastman’s eligibility for elected office, partially granting Kowalke’s request for a preliminary injunction, and ordering the Division of Elections to delay certification of House District 27 election results until the case has been settled.
After many households experienced numerous chicken coup raids in the last week, residents were left wondering if it was the same bear that had been showing up in the Butte, but Fish and Game doesn’t believe it is.
Bob Bodell, 71, of Soldotna, claims he was sitting in the passenger seat of a stranded SUV on the side of Sterling Highway, waiting for his friends to return with some gas, when a rookie Alaska State Trooper tased, maced, and struck him twice for simply exercising his right to remain silent. However, the troopers’ version of what happened that night is much different.
Cities and villages in the Western part of Alaska received a surprise visit this week from the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen. The organization delivers supplies to areas affected by natural disaster.
In a report published by the Violence Policy Center this month, Alaska ranked first among all 50 U.S. states in 2020 in number of females murdered by males in single victim and single offender homicides.
Board Policy 6117 states that principals would require homeroom or first-period teachers in all grades district-wide to set aside at least one minute, but no more than two minutes, of silence at the start of each school day.
After a recession and pandemic paused progress on the development of a new Mat-Su Visitor’s Center. the project is back on track after receiving a federal grant totaling $6.7M under the American Rescue Plan.
Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna heard arguments from the Division of Elections and legal counsel for Rep. David Eastman and Randall Kowalke on a preliminary injunction filed by Kowalke’s lawyer — Savanah Fletcher of the Northern Justice Project — to remove Eastman from the November general election ballot.