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Creative Writing Contest seeking submissions from all ages

The Alaska Center for the Book is encouraging students and writers of all ages to submit their best writing in the Annual Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Dispatch News.
Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...who arrived within minutes of the slide Thursday, the center's avalanche forecaster, John Fitzgerald, told the Alaska Dispatch News.About a foot of snow covered the skier's head, Fitzgerald said. The man could "move his arm enough to...
Anchorage Assembly schedules hearing on marijuana sales ban

...that's premature, long before the state has had a chance to write rules for commercial marijuana facilities, the Alaska Dispatch News reported."When you have a community supporting the initiative and then just a week or two later you have...
Man sentenced to 99 years in hotel shooting death

...2011 death of 55-year-old Kerry Fadely following the termination of Martinez at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Fadely's death led to a new standard in Alaska when the state Supreme Court ruled her same-sex...
2012 Anchorage murder case in hands of jurors

...jurors.Bukurim Miftari is charged with kidnaping and first-degree murder in the death of Kristen Reid, 30, the Alaska Dispatch News reported."This is a case about a 21-year-old in love with a 30-year-old married woman, who didn't...
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project.The private meetings were held Friday and lasted more than two hours, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Anchorage meetings of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee also included a short public...
Crash will keep musher from 2015 Iditarod

...From a ditch where she lay with three broken vertebrae, Karin Hendrickson reached for her cellphone, she told the Alaska Dispatch News."I just started trying to get ahold of local mushers to say, 'My dogs are loose and they're hurt and...
Former Huslia postal worker to change plea

...federal judge to have the court pay for her transportation and travel costs to Anchorage for the court hearing, the Alaska Dispatch News reported Thursday ( plea agreement was filed Monday by assistant U.S...
My Turn: It's a new day in Alaska politics

...expectations." As subsistence committee member Rod Arno, executive director of the Alaska Outdoor Council, told the Alaska Dispatch News, he has been part of four transition efforts over the decades, and this was the best one. Arno notes...
Board revokes liquor license of strip club on boat

...converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed "Wild Alaskan.""I can't believe what just happened," Byler told the Alaska Dispatch News after the ruling in Anchorage.The ruling involved his common carrier license, which allows the sale of alcohol...


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