MARK THIESSEN

Missing plane likely crashed into Alaska lake, officials say

ANCHORAGE — A small airplane ferrying a father and his two teenage children to Anchorage presumably plunged into an expansive Alaska lake shortly after taking off from a nearby rural community, officials said Friday. Read more

Marijuana sales close, pending opening of test labs

ANCHORAGE - Alaska is nearing its first legal sales of marijuana, nearly two years after voters approved the recreational use of pot by adults. Read more

Autopsy to determine how man in 42-hour standoff died

ANCHORAGE - The body of a 69-year-old man who twice fired on officers during a 42-hour standoff was found after heavy equipment was used to tear down part of his house, police said Friday. Read more

Young, Lindbeck easy House primary winners

ANCHORAGE - Steve Lindbeck and Don Young barely took any time to celebrate easy primary victories Tuesday night before sharpening their message in the U.S. House race for the general election. Read more

13 injured when motor home rear-ends tour bus in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Thirteen people required hospitalization after a motor home slammed into the back of a bus that was turning into a wilderness lodge near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Read more

Walker limits PFD checks to $1,000

ANCHORAGE - Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, Alaska's governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state's oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout. Gov. Read more

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