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Spike in number of female prisoners

...found that close to a quarter of all admissions to Alaska Department of Corrections facilities were women, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.Overall, the state's incarceration rate remained relatively stable during the 10-year period, averaging...
Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons the number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth between 2004 and 2013.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the statistics released Monday by University of Alaska Anchorage researchers show that the female...
Retired Anchorage builder, 83, dreams of building tennis complex

...acres of city parkland near the University of Alaska Anchorage as perfect grounds for the tennis complex, reported The Alaska Dispatch News."I know it's going to be successful," Sheppard said.Sheppard has already paid a local engineering...
Anchorage LGBT flag vandalized for third time in year

...queer community, was found vandalized outside Identity Inc.'s Gay and Lesbian Community Center Tuesday morning, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Identity Executive Director Drew Phoenix says the flag was found cut up twice in October, shortly...
Lawsuit alleges abuse at Anchorage charter school

...because she claims her daughter suffered physical and emotional abuse brought on by teachers in the fall of 2012.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the mother, identified in the lawsuit only as "Michelle M.," also alleges that the Alaska Native...
Anchorage School District serving summer meals to children

...covers nine sites, will serve more meals this summer. Last year, employees served 16,000 lunches, reported The Alaska Dispatch News ("We're just trying to be where the kids are," said Alden Thern, the...
Hope restricts tents after bears ravage campground

...Campground in Hope, which has closed tent camping until further notice, Forest Service manager John Eavis told the Alaska Dispatch News.The bears ravaged an unattended tent with food inside, damaged another tent and were seen "poking around...
Death of sea lions found to be caused by humans

...Administration spokesman Julie Speegle said Thursday that some of the deaths appeared to be caused by humans, reported The Alaska Dispatch News."We have not seen an incident that involved this many animals at once, probably, for decades," Speegle...
National Park Service supports Mount McKinley name change

...service, Victor Knox, weighed in on Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bill that calls for the name change, reported The Alaska Dispatch News ( ) Wednesday."The National Park Service appreciates the long history and...
Bear snags chickens from coop

...hadn't been turned on Sunday when a collared bear crashed through it. The coop lost 10 of its 30 chickens, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.Motoyama said the black bears were seen around Hope in early May and it appears they have returned to Hope...


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