Chasing the sun from New York to Alaska in a single day's journey burns a lot of fuel

When I left my sister's house in Brooklyn, I was 4,200 miles from my home. That's a long way, but I slept in my Fairbanks bed before the next sunrise. Enabling this incredible time travel are modern...

False tsunami message mistakenly broadcast Friday to many across Alaska

Many Alaska residents were mistakenly warned on TV and on the radio Friday morning of a tsunami threat along the West Coast of the United States, from San Diego to Alaska's Aleutian islands. The...

News briefs

Airplane crash A student pilot died Saturday when the Piper PA 28-180 he was flying solo crashed near Whittier. The Associated Press reports the unidentified student was flying the aircraft to Valdez ...

End-of-life service group looking for volunteers to help to jumpstart program

A new group in Valdez is working to consolidate aid and services for the chronically ill or those in need of hospice care – and is turning to the community for manpower. “It’s getting underway, we are in the process of getting volunteers,”...

Raffle with PFD funds to pay for education legislation passed by lawmakers

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers ended the extended legislative session early Sunday after passing state spending plans and a flurry of other bills in the waning hours. Despite running long, the session lacked the drama of the past several years, which...

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 05/07 Welfare Check: A welfare check was requested on a child whose mother was unable to contact the custodial guardian....

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