Mark Thiessen

Alaskans plunge for a purpose

ANCHORAGE — More than a thousand people in Alaska dressed up as elves or in other elaborate costumes, while some stripped down to barely anything... Read more

81-year-old Italy native first to buy legal pot in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Possibly the unlikeliest customer of all became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Alaska’s largest city.

Anna Ercoli, 81, pulled into Arctic... Read more

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... Read more

Alaska police officer shot; suspect killed in attack

ANCHORAGE — A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his... Read more

Young wins 23rd term in Congress

ANCHORAGE — Alaska voters have given the longest serving Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives more years in office.

Rep. Don Young, who was first... Read more

Senate race features party twists

ANCHORAGE — When’s a Republican not a Republican, or a Libertarian for that matter? And could Alaska be turning blue? Here are some things to... Read more

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