Before being sentenced on charges of dealing methamphetamine, Carolyn McGee was described by her defense Wednesday as an addict, her life spinning out of control following the death of her young son, also a meth addict.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska women earn less than men, were imprisoned at a higher rate during the last decade and are committing suicide at a rate twice the national average, according to a new study released Tuesday.
McKenna Leighton, a sixth-grader, works on a large mural project Monday afternoon at Nikiski Middle-High School. The mural's theme ties together the school and the community. Students under the guidance of art teacher Anna Widman and mural artist Justine Pechuzal of Seward have been sketching ideas and began painting this week. The finished work will be presented to the school Friday.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted down an ordinance last week that would have required more thorough reporting and examination of the benefits and effectiveness of the borough's andaromous habitat protection code.
JUNEAU - As the legislature enters its final three weeks, four major bills stand out amid a flurry of others vying for attention: the budgets, and bills dealing with oil taxes, a liquefied natural gas trucking plan and in-state gas pipeline. Gov.