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.