ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones.


In less than two weeks the Legislature must end its current special session, the fourth so far this year. The last day will be Tuesday, Nov. 2.

A press release issued this afternoon by the Recall Jamie Allard group states that the group has filed an application with the Anchorage Municipal Clerk to recall Anchorage Assembly Member Jamie Allard for what the group says is Allard’s divisive rhetoric, unethical conduct and ineffective l…

OVERVIEW – 2,842 new cases | 66 deaths | 213 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 59.5% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones over several months had a stockpile of guns at his rural Alaska home, authorities have alleged in court documents.Jay Allen Johnson, 65, faces c…

An Anchorage grand jury last week indicted 30-year-old Stephanie Marie Moore for the September 25, 2020, murder of Chantha Vannarath in Anchorage. Moore was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, and one count of evidence tampering.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands. 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alabama man accused of using pepper spray and throwing a metal rod at law enforcement protecting the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection has been arrested in Alaska, according to court documents filed in federal court.

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Georgy Arbolishvili doesn’t need to see government statistics or hear about the records being broken every day for infections and deaths to know that Russia is struggling through a particularly alarming phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market certainly shook when hundreds of thousands of regular people suddenly piled into GameStop early this year, driving its price to heights that shocked professional investors. But it didn't break.

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House is appearing in a new round of ads urging Alaskans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers on Monday said a Kake man who had been reported missing was found dead by a canine team searching for him.


We didn’t think you could find a way to both-sides the whole “stop sending death threats to health care workers” problem that’s facing Alaska, but extreme-right Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson found a way to do just that on Tuesday.

Heather Conn is navigating her second year as principal of Rae C. Stedman Elementary School in Petersburg with the quiet intensity she brings to every project. As educators and administrators statewide seem to be racing against an ever-broadening scope of pandemic learning, Conn remains stea…


This year’s early snowfall was a reminder that winter is on its way. Alaskans are moving fast to put on snow tires and dig out ice scrapers. Cobwebs and goblins are popping up in stores and neighborhoods. October is here. Time to winterize and immunize.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has overridden the mayor’s veto of an emergency order instituting a mask mandate for 60 days.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal report aimed at improving aviation safety in Alaska recommends improvements in providing weather information to pilots and continued work to update maps with information on mountain passes, among other steps.

 Today, Mayor Dave Bronson announced that starting Monday, October 18th, the Municipality of Anchorage will increase testing hours for COVID-19. As part of the increase, the hours will change from 120 per week to 192 per week and also include options from as early as 6AM and as late as 8PM.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — What was once a joyous fall rite in Alaska has become another thing for people to bicker about — the amount of money residents receive from the state’s oil wealth.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — About half the main road through Denali National Park and Preserve will be remain closed next year as officials work to address a long-running landslide issue, the park announced Thursday.

 At a Special Meeting to address the Mayor’s veto of Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2021-3, the Anchorage Assembly voted to overturn the veto and uphold the ordinance. 

Today, Mayor David Bronson issued the following statement in response to the Anchorage Assembly’s override of his veto of the misleading emergency mask mandate ordinance that passed without public notice or public testimony. 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two credit unions, one based in Washington state and one in Alaska, said Thursday they are seeking regulatory approval of their intent to merge. 


Ten years ago, an older man of slight frame and all-but-receded hairline made his way to the dais to testify before the Anchorage Assembly. At issue that night was a fairly benign proposal: universal card check; the requirement for restaurants, bars, and liquor stores to ask for photo identi…

Part-time cake maker and see-through mask connoisseur Sen. Lora Reinbold came out today as yet another COVID positive Conservative. Reinbold made the shocking announcement on her Facebook page.

Due to the passage of Emergency Ordinance No. EO 2021-3, an emergency ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly regarding public health and safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring masking indoors in most situations, the Special Meetings for public testimony on AO 2021-91 on …

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has passed an emergency ordinance instituting a mask mandate.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska state senators have tested positive for COVID-19 and a third was not feeling well and awaiting test results, Senate President Peter Micciche said Tuesday.

OVERVIEW – 475 new cases | 16 deaths | 186 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 58.7% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Several Republican state lawmakers are urging easier access for Alaskans to ivermectin amid the pandemic, though ivermectin is not authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for preventing or treating COVID-19.


A potentially tragic situation is unfolding in Anchorage, as a longtime member of the “Save Anchorage” Facebook group, William Topel, is said to have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and is fighting for his life at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.”

Halloween is just around the corner and that means that millions of Americans will turn to Google for inspiration for their favorite Halloween costume.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion already is dominating the Supreme Court’s new term, months before the justices will decide whether to reverse decisions reaching back nearly 50 years. Not only is there Mississippi's call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to weigh…

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on its word.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it's their turn.

A press release issued today by Anchorage NAACP calls for the reinstatement of Municipal Chief Equity Officer Clifford Armstrong III, who was reportedly fired last week by the Bronson administration.

The Alaska Center, Alaska state affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Native Peoples Action, and Alaska based Indigenous activist Sophie Swope unveiled a new video projected on a 9,000 pound ice sculpture of a salmon jumping out of water in front of Earth Conservation Corps’ …

A bill giving formal state recognition to Alaska Native tribes is moving through the Legislature. House Bill 123, sponsored by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky, D-Bethel, is in the state Senate after being approved by the state House on May 19, the last day of the Legislature’s regular 201 session.  Zu…

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A customs dispute at the U.S.-Canada border is threatening America's supply of a key fish used for popular products such as fish sticks and fast food sandwiches.

In the early stages of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wrote a City Wilds column that suggested the new viral strain beginning to wreak havoc around the world might be viewed as a kind of teacher (“Instead of evil enemy, let’s consider the possibility of virus as teacher”). 

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Monday in what the Alaska Earthquake Center called an aftershock of a 8.2 quake from late July.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man serving time in an Alaska corrections facility died in a Soldotna hospital and his death was related to COVID-19, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday.

Update at 1:45 PM:

At 12:16 PM on October 08, 2021, an officer assigned to the Anchorage Police Department School Resource Unit (SRO) responded to West High School for a report from a staff member that a student had made threats via social media to “shoot up” the school.


Alaska has a new sales tool to pitch customers for the proposed $40 billion-plus Alaska LNG Project.