Legislation that would replace many components of 2001's controversial No Child Left Behind Act handily passed the U.S. Senate last week with both Alaska senators voting in favor of the bill. Read more
The Twin Lakes swimming area is closed until further notice due to water quality issues likely caused by runoff tainted by dog feces, the city's Parks and Recreation department director said late last week. Read more
President Barack Obama will be in the state next month to discuss Arctic issues at a conference, a White House spokeswoman said in an emailed statement Friday.
Obama will be in Anchorage on Aug. Read more