Latest Wasilla News

Destructive winds flip airplanes, trucks near Anchorage

Jan. 03, 2022 20:14 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Destructive winds battered an area just north of Anchorage for the third straight day on Monday — flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. Two...

Patrol: Woman who ran to help crash victim fatally hit

Dec. 07, 2021 21:19 PM EST

An Alaska woman who got out of her vehicle to try to help at the scene of a rollover crash in northeastern Kansas died after she was hit by a semitrailer, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 70 in western Shawnee County, according to the...

Conservative freshman lawmaker enters Alaska governor's race

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative freshman state legislator announced plans Monday to run for governor in Alaska, joining a field that includes Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a former governor and a former state lawmaker. Rep. Christopher Kurka, a Wasilla Republican,...

Guard pleads guilty to sneaking drugs into Alaska prison

Nov. 23, 2021 19:08 PM EST

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. Angela Lincoln, 43, was...

70 West Point graduates call on Alaska lawmaker to resign

Nov. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EST

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. A letter signed...

Critics raise concerns with new Alaska political boundaries

Nov. 16, 2021 18:38 PM EST

JUNEAU, 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...

Begich announces US House bid: 'Alaska needs new energy'

Oct. 28, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Nicholas Begich III on Thursday kicked off his campaign for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House against the longest-serving Republican in that chamber, saying Alaska needs new energy. Begich, 44, addressed a group of supporters in a small room...