ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A holiday tradition in Alaska’s largest city for more than 60 years got off to a dim start this year.


Citing reflection and thoughtful consideration, Anchorage Police Chief Kenneth McCoy announced earlier this evening that he is retiring from the police force effective February 1.

Alaska Native and 2019 NPR Tiny Deck winner Quinn Christopherson’s new EP, I Am Bubblegum, will be released on December 10th, by Play It Again Sam Records (  A much-anticipated full studio album is expected in 2022.  The EP will feature three songs, the title …

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administrationfrom enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. 

Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, President Richard Nixon signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act into law as Alaska Native leaders listened in on a telephone call from Alaska Methodist University (now Alaska Pacific University) in Anchorage.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One person has died and another injured in a house fire on the Kenai Peninsula.

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska will end extended unemployment benefits because more people are employed, and an expert says it should not have an impact on the consumer market.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, and a statement from his office said he was “recovering and doing well.”

I hope that as you read this, you are spending time this holiday weekend with friends and family and finding time to do whatever it is that recharges you – maybe getting some extra sleep, reading a book by the fire or heading outside for some physical activity and time in nature, caring for …

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska correctional officer has pleaded guilty to charges she helped smuggle drugs and cell phones that had been dropped into her yard to a prison inmate convicted of two counts of murder, authorities said Tuesday.

OVERVIEW – 152 new cases | 2 deaths | 102 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 55% of Alaskans 5+ vaccinated


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of West Point graduates have demanded state Rep. David Eastman resign from office over his ties to a right-wing extremist group, saying his affiliation has betrayed the values of the U.S. Military Academy that he attended.


Gov. Dunleavy faces a heated reelection campaign next year, with more Alaskans disapproving than approving of the incumbent's job performance, according to the latest data released by Alaska Survey Research. The weathered conservative survived a recall effort, but now faces State Rep. Les Ga…


According to, the poverty rate in Alaska is 10.7%. The rate for Anchorage is 9%. Assuming those in poverty are wanting employment, and given the number of people in poverty, why is it that businesses say they cannot find employees?

PHOENIX (AP) — Far-right social media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been charged with misdemeanors over allegedly damaging a Hanukkah display in December 2020 outside the Arizona Capitol.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man charged with threatening the lives of Alaska’s two U.S. senators pleaded not guilty on Monday and judge decided that he will remain in custody.


Where I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, there were no Alaska Native people, as far as I knew. There were no Native American reservations. I was the only Native person I ever saw around and I had no one to share with me what any of this meant.


When he ran for Anchorage mayor, David Bronson, along with his pro-Bronson Save Anchorage supporters, made the topic of homelessness a divisive one.

HONOLULU (AP) — A formerly homeless man who ended up in a mental institution for more than two years because of mistaken identity is suing the state and various Honolulu police officers, Hawaii public defenders and doctors.

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski announced Nov. 17 that the U.S. Department of Defense has selected Anchorage as the location for the new Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. 

Most Alaskans are still mired in a stagnant COVID-19 recession.


In the deep blue ocean just off the coast of Alaska, killer whales are now communicating with one another with clicks and whistles. Scientists are hearing them.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Job numbers in Alaska were up last month compared to October 2020 but still below pre-pandemic levels for most industries, the state labor department reported Friday.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal magistrate Friday ordered the continued detention of a man who has been accused of leaving threatening messages against Alaska's U.S. senators, a spokesperson for the Alaska U.S. attorney's office said.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state health department Friday reported 20 additional resident deaths related to COVID-19 dating to April, though more than half occurred last month. 

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it is extending through May a timeline to decide how or whether to proceed with proposed restrictions on mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, which is known for its salmon runs. 

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government said Thursday that it's beginning the process of repealing a Trump-era rule that permitted road-building and logging harvesting in an enormous southeast Alaska rainforest that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State health officials expressed cautious optimism Thursday about lower COVID-19 case numbers in Alaska following an extended surge in cases that strained hospital capacity. 

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — City officials in Homer are considering accepting funds for additional little libraries around the community.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A third member of Anchorage’s governing body could face a recall election.

UNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fast-growing area north of Anchorage known as a hotbed of conservatism gained the most population since the 2010 Census and will keep the same number of seats in the Alaska Legislature under a new map of state political boundaries that some critics say short-changes the area.

NEW YORK (AP) — Crowds will once again fill New York's Times Square this New Year's Eve, with proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for revelers who want to watch the ball drop in person, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

Numbering over 72 million, millennials—defined by the Pew Research Center as people born between 1981 and 1996—are now the largest generation in the U.S., accounting for about 22% of the population. When compared to previous generations, millennials are different in many ways, but one of the…

Following his April 2021 filing for re-election, Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced key members of his campaign team ahead of the 2022 election, including Alaska State Senator Josh Revak to serve as Campaign Chair, and longtime political strategists Art Hackney and Matt Shuckerow t…

BANGKOK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, who spent nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar and was sentenced last week to 11 years of hard labor, was freed Monday and began his journey home.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support in response to the decline of local news.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska doctors plan to ask the State Medical Board to investigate concerns about the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments by other physicians. 

East Anchorage Assembly Member Forrest Dunbar will kick off his re-election campaign with a virtual fundraiser this Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Dunbar is defending his Assembly seat from challenger Stephanie Taylor, a longtime Save Anchorage membe rand right-wing radical whose ca…

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The World Health Organization has warned that the globe is dealing with two pandemics. One is the spread of the coronavirus, but the other, equally dangerous, is the spread of misinformation and disinformation. False or misleading information has sprung up about the virus, treatments, vaccin…

Last week, Mikhail Shneyder, the CEO of Nightingale College, a remote nursing school with its only physical campus in Ogden, Utah, visited his newest virtual campus of Anchorage last week to discuss with new students the challenge awaiting them as they pursue the field of nursing in the era …

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Utah doctor is accused of lying about ill patients in his climbing party to get a high-altitude government helicopter to rescue him off the tallest mountain in North America after a failed summit and of destroying evidence. 

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials have announced a one-month trapping season for wolves on and near southeast Alaska's Prince of Wales Island despite concerns conservationists have raised about the population. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and had called for his resignation after the Jan. 6 insurrection, announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022.

After more than 100,000 votes were cast in 200 categories, these are the winners of Press Picks 2021 as chosen by the readers of the Anchorage Press. Pick up a copy of next week's Anchorage Press to see all of the winners as well as profiles of our Editor's Picks!

Alaska has reached a kind of preliminary final stage in its every-ten-year redrawing of election districts, an intensely political process that defines which political parties and regions control the strings of power in Juneau. the state capitol.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Rudd has been crowned as 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse told jurors at his murder trial that he tried to get away from his pursuers the night he shot three men during street unrest in Kenosha, saying he never wanted to kill anyone: “I didn't do anything wrong. I defended myself.”

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest airport saw a big jump in summer passengers compared to the 2020 season, when the pandemic kept many people at home.