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UA appoints new president

...Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the university announced Tuesday that Jim Johnsen would replace retiring University of Alaska President...
Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle care has been dedicated to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie "American Sniper."The Alaska Dispatch News reported that the 36-bed Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital was dedicated Tuesday. It is part of North Star Behavioral...
Officials arrest 4 in Kodiak drug raid

...of $74,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin, Alaska Dispatch News reported. The police served search with police over drugs.Information from: Alaska Dispatch News,
Dozens of Anchorage residents displaced following flood

...first home in 10 years.The basement apartment was Anderson's first place after a decade of homelessness, she told Alaska Dispatch News. She was one of about 30 people ordered to evacuate the partially flooded apartment complex this weekend...
Porcupines likely Alaska's no. 1 roadkill the most common roadkill in Alaska. It lists vehicles as one of only two threats to the slow-moving animals, Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Sterling Highway last weekend was packed with bumper-to-bumper traffic last weekend, with...
State officials returning seal fur vests after controversy

...for the vests in February, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. The money went...Documents requested by the Alaska Dispatch News show the North Slope Bureau...emailed a prepared statement to the Alaska Dispatch News."Sealskin vests are traditional...
Emergency effort begins to kill invasive plant deal with elodea, a leafy, long-stemmed plant, known to crowd out native species of freshwater flora, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation invoked its emergency authority last week to grant...
Man who escaped Anchorage jail connected to 2008 cold case

...from the Anchorage Correctional Complex's mental health unit in March has been connected to a 2008 homicide.The Alaska Dispatch News reported that Kevin Tuckfield has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in the shooting death...
Alaska Zoo closes temporarily when wild black bear stops by

...bear who wandered into a zoo?An unexpected guest temporarily closed the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage on Wednesday.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the wild black bear left the zoo on its own early in the afternoon.Zoo visitors were turned away at...
Empire Editorial: Foundation plans to censor Ted Stevens' legacy

...Building.Unfortunately, Stevens' legacy now appears in jeopardy.Earlier this month, historian, author and Alaska Dispatch News columnist Dermot Cole revealed that Stevens' family and the Ted Stevens Foundation are pulling the senator's...


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