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Legislature reconsiders its Anchorage building as it hunts for more cuts

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN JUNEAU — State lawmakers are exploring ways to reduce their own budget more deeply than an earlier version of their spending plan by cutting costs for their offices around the state — including their pricey, recently remodeled Anchorage space. Read More:

Senate proposal deepens education cuts

By Pat Forgey, ADN JUNEAU — The state’s Department of Education and Early Development will likely face the steepest cuts of any department, said Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, a key player in education policy in the Alaska Senate. Read More:

How a convicted rapist escaped the Anchorage jail and roamed the city for three hours

By Michelle Theriault Boots, ADN ANCHORAGE – If anyone should have been locked up tight, it was Kevin Tuckfield. At the Cook Inlet Pre-Trial Facility, blocks from downtown Anchorage, the 28-year-old was classified as a “two-man” inmate — so dangerous that two correctional officers were required to escort him every time he left his cell […]

Sen. Sullivan wants state option to prosecute sex trafficking cases

By Dermot Cole, ADN FAIRBANKS — Among the lingering questions about the political corruption scandal that shook Alaska over the past decade is why the federal government backed off on a potential sex exploitation case against Bill Allen, the 77-year-old former political power broker, newspaper publisher and construction executive. Read More:

School districts seeking teachers may have to recruit more students to keep schools open

By Samantha Angaiak, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – Recruiters for school districts across the state were busy Friday and Saturday trying to hire teachers at the annual Alaska Teacher Placement job fair. Read More:

Driver in hit-and-run arraigned

By Tulsi Patil, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – The driver involved in the hit-and-run accident that took place near Barnes and Noble, Friday, has been arraigned for charges in relation to the crime, Saturday afternoon. Read More:

Police: Saturday afternoon West Anchorage shooting leaves one man injured

By Tulsi Patil, Channel 2 Newes ANCHORAGE – Anchorage police are currently investigating a shooting that took place Saturday afternoon in a West Anchorage parking lot near the Bear Tooth restaurant, that left one man wounded. Read More:  

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