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2 climbers suffering from hypothermia await rescue off Denali, North America's tallest mountain

May. 29, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two climbers awaited rescue near the peak of North America’s tallest mountain Wednesday, a day after they and a third climber in their team requested help after summiting Denali during the busiest time of the mountaineering season, officials at Denali National Park and...

Alaska mayor who wanted to give the homeless a one-way ticket out of Anchorage concedes election

May. 23, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson, who wanted to give the homeless one-way plane tickets out of Alaska’s largest city, has lost his bid for re-election. Bronson on Thursday conceded this month's runoff election to his challenger, Suzanne LaFrance. ...

Dive team finds bodies of 2 men dead inside plane found upside down in Alaska lake

May. 18, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two men have been recovered from a plane that was found face down in a lake, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday. Troopers were notified late Friday of the upside-down aircraft in Six Mile Lake near the Athabascan community of Nondalton,...

Security footage appears to show that Alaska man did not raise gun before being killed by police

May. 17, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Security footage posted online raises questions about the Anchorage Police Department’s account of what happened when officers fatally shot a man armed with a long gun earlier this week. In a statement Monday, Anchorage police said four officers who...

Man shot and killed after raising a gun at four Anchorage officers, police chief says

May. 13, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police officers responding to a disturbance call shot and killed a man early Monday after he pointed a gun at them, police chief Bianca Cross said. “Four officers discharged their weapons, striking the adult male once in the upper body, at least...

Iditarod says new burled arch will be in place for '25 race after current finish line arch collapses

Apr. 30, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There will be a new burled arch over the finish line to welcome mushers in next year’s Iditarod, a race official said days after the current arch crumbled into a wood pile. That arch, which has been used since the 2000 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race,...

These cities raised taxes — for child care. Parents say the free day care 'changed my life'

Apr. 30, 2024 03:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Last summer, Derrika Richard felt stuck. She didn’t have enough money to afford child care for her three youngest children, ages 1, 2 and 3. Yet the demands of caring for them on a daily basis made it impossible for Richard, a hairstylist, to work. One child care assistance...

Iconic arch that served as Iditarod finish line collapses in Alaska. Wood rot is likely the culprit

Apr. 29, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The famed burled arch finish line for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has collapsed into a wood pile in Alaska, officials said. Nome Mayor John Handeland told Anchorage television station KTUU that wood rot was the likely cause. He found out about the...

Body of climber recovered after 1,000-foot fatal fall on Alaska peak

Apr. 27, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter crew recovered on Saturday the body of a climber who died after falling about 1,000 feet (300 meters) while on a steep, technical route in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, park officials said in a statement. Robbi Mecus, 52, of...

Northrim: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 24, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Northrim BanCorp Inc. (NRIM) on Wednesday reported net income of $8.2 million in its first quarter. The Anchorage, Alaska-based bank said it had earnings of $1.48 per share. The holding company for Northrim Bank...