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Southbound Glenn Highway shut down at South Eagle River by 18-wheeler that hit overpass

The southbound Glenn Highway is closed at the South Eagle River exit by an 18-wheeler that hit the overpass, Anchorage police say. All southbound lanes are closed by the accident at that location, police said in an alert Wednesday afternoon. Drivers heading south on the Glenn to Anchorage should e

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 21:36:38

POLICE BEAT: Family fights and weekend DUIs

Officers responded to a residence on Ridd Circle on March 14 around 2:45 p.m. in regards to a physical altercation between mother and son. 29-year-old Joseph M. Kronbach of Eagle River was arrested and charged with Assault and Criminal Mischief. The arrest was as a result of Kronbach throwing his mo

ALASKA STAR - 2018-03-21 19:48:00

Glenn Highway southbound lanes closed indefinitely

WASILLA - Valley residents making their daily trip into Anchorage Thursday morning may need to factor more time into their commute. The southbound lanes of the Glenn Highway will be closed indefinitely, according to a broadcast alert issued by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facil

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-03-22 06:56:00

How Girdwood twins built a life around skiing and beer

If the ideal life requires skiing and beer - and many would say that it obviously does - then Brett and Rory Marenco are heroes of that quest. The brothers honed their skills as brewers and backcountry powder hounds for years while saving money working during the off-season. Last year, they invest


Newtok Awarded Grant to Acquire and Demolish Homes Threatened by Erosion

JBER, ALASKA - The Newtok Village Council has been awarded 1.7 million dollars in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to acquire and demolish Newtok village homes threatened by erosion from the Ninglick River. The HMGP funds will be used to acquire and demolish seven homes in Newtok. The St

ALASKA-NATIVE-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 16:45:55

On Prop. 1: What we have now is poorly crafted, poorly understood public policy

Voters in Anchorage's first-ever mail-in balloting are being asked, among other things, to change municipal code that provides anti-discrimination protection for transsexuals based on their professed "gender identity." It should, of course, be "sex identity," but that ship apparently has sailed. Pr


U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski Details Rural Alaska Opioid Epidemic

Anchorage, AK - As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the 49th State, the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee remains focused on comprehending its devastating consequences on Alaska Native and Native American communities, in order to find concrete solutions. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, who is


Commission seeks further facts regarding transgender discrimination complaint

The alleged discrimination case against an Anchorage faith-based women's shelter filed by a biological man who self-identifies as the female gender and was denied access to the shelter in late January 2018, is slated for an Anchorage Equal Rights Commission fact-finding conference scheduled for toda


New forecast of Alaska oil revenue takes chunk out of state's deficit

A new forecast of state revenue says higher oil prices will help slice a big chunk from Alaska's budget gap, though it didn't seem to change lawmakers' disagreement about how to fix the deficit. The new forecast, released Friday by Gov. Bill Walker's administration, says the state will bring in $2


Watch high winds whip snow off Penguin Ridge

High winds blow snow off the top of Penguin Ridge near Girdwood on Monday evening, March 19, 2018. A dry weather pattern and the amount of snow this year contribute to the spindrift coming off the peaks of the Chugach and Kenai Mountains when the wind picks up. At 7 p.m. Monday, the National Weathe

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 00:57:21

Celebrate Gwich'in dances

March 13 To the editor: "Fiddle coils" it was often called in the 1847 era. Fiddle strings were often ordered through the Hudson Bay Fur Store, and it took a year for steamboat shipment delivery. This is how many Native villages and fiddlers resupplied every summer. Barter-trade for fur was the busi


POLICE BEAT: Man uses head to try to escape assault charge

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department's online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department's public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Officers responded to a residence on Bear View P


New bill would put inmates back to work in Alaska prisons

Inmates in Eagle River used to sew the yellow scrubs prisoners wear. On the Kenai Peninsula, prisoners made ergonomic furniture for state office buildings. In Juneau, inmates laundered linens for every state ferry. At one time, maximum-security inmates in Seward made wooden caskets. Alaska's once


Local Girl Scout troop ripped off by counterfeiters

Three fake $100 exchanged for Girl Scout cookies and real cash are seen before being turned in to Anchorage Police after the Eagle River Girl Scout Troop 690 Leader Melissa Jones stopped at a bank to have the bills tested last Friday, March 9. The quality of the fakes, which were also used to rip of


Tanana Chiefs Conference cautions about future of Native health care

FAIRBANKS - Tanana Chiefs Conference is doing much better at providing its members with health care than it was a decade ago, but that doesn't mean services can't deteriorate if diligent work isn't maintained. That's according to TCC President Victor Joseph, who made the remarks during his presiden