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Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...into their head."The people who walk away, they're the lucky ones," executive director Lisa Sauder told the Alaska Dispatch News as she and Boyd watched paramedics treat two men they said smoked the synthetic drug Spice outside their cafe...
More scams since PFD payouts

...complaints about callers posing as IRS agents who threatened lawsuits if payments were not made immediately, the Alaska Dispatch News reports.Better Business Bureau Alaska regional manager Michelle Tabler said the IRS typically mails several...
Anchorage Assembly passes LGBT anti-discrimination laws

...ordinance making it illegal in the city to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.The Alaska Dispatch News reports the assembly voted 9-2 late Tuesday night to pass the new local civil rights ordinance.Mayor Ethan...
Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...who drowned or were killed falling trees in the woods or died in small plane crashes in what Colleen Mondor of the Alaska Dispatch News recently described as the "perpetual high accident and fatality" cycle of the Alaska Bush flight. Yet we always...
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...from which to view our relationships, community and the world. Author Heather Lende, of Haines, writes for the Alaska Dispatch News and the Chilkat Valley News and is the author of "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name," and "Take Good...
Alaska mulls change to land auction procedures

...of the parcels offered in an Alaska Division of Mining, Land and Water drawing sale Sept. 16, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Carrillo said he was just trying to play the odds in hopes of winning a parcel and that he didn't expect...
Searchers find missing man's truck, unrelated body

...State troopers say they have found the truck belonging to an Anchorage man who has been missing since Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News reported that troopers believe Kevin Mitchell drove away from his home Tuesday morning, sparking frantic search...
State's only coal mine to halt exports

...Seward facility down to eight as exports slowed in the past year and additional layoffs are planned, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Officials from Usibelli and subsidiary Aurora Energy Services met with employees Tuesday to discuss how to...
Charges filed against owners of marijuana businesses

...controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, and in the fifth-degree, a misdemeanor, according to the Alaska Dispatch News."We wanted there to be a clear message that for the marijuana industry, you need to follow the regulations...
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

...Medicaid program in its first year, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. Expanded enrollment began Sept. 1 after the...necessary to qualify."___Information from: Alaska Dispatch News,


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