Author: Lisa Demer

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I came with the assignment of telling stories about life in rural Alaska. Sometimes I felt I came close to getting that story right. Usually... [Read More]
He crossed the finish line a little after 9 a.m. Sunday morning. [Read More]
Dogs not used to running on glare ice struggled to get traction. Sleds slid suddenly this way and that. [Read More]
Mushers say they expect the new route, created with safety in mind, to play mind games with their dogs – and themselves. [Read More]
The fisherman was "creek robbing," a term that describes when commercial fishing is done illegally at the mouths of salmon streams, a prosecutor said. [Read More]
The Alaska Department of Transportation said on Twitter that "all available equipment is out and crews are working overtime." [Read More]
That would be beyond my imagination that that would ever happen in Alaska," state homeland security director Mike Sutton said of the alert from Hawaii. [Read More]
The Anchorage jail set up a recording system to get information from suspected serial killer Israel Keyes. But after he killed himself in 2012, the... [Read More]
Detectives are calling Aarron Settje and Carlton Tarkington persons of interest in the East Anchorage homicide. [Read More]
"My parents were saying their 'I love yous,' " Sitka's Caroline Mau said. "I was just trying to hold it together." [Read More]
A disturbance between two groups of young adults resulted in one shot was fired, police said. [Read More]
Frozen ground and the land's natural slope were keeping the spill contained, a DEC official said. [Read More]
The Wasilla City Council this week approved a new law that bans thin, single-use plastic bags starting July 1 at grocery stores, retail shops and... [Read More]
"We actually in some cases allow 14-year-old children to marry. I don't care if their parents want it. I don't care if a judge approves,... [Read More]
Alaska State Troopers say the man raped, bit and slapped the 14-year-old girl. Prosecutors will take the matter to a grand jury. [Read More]
The FBI is looking for a man who robbed a First National Bank Alaska branch on Muldoon Road at gunpoint on Monday -- and believe... [Read More]
The statement doesn't say where the stop occurred or what prompted the trooper to pull over Anthony Smith, but it suggests the officer suspected drunken... [Read More]
Anchorage police say citizens shouldn't fear for their safety, even with a record number of homicides and the lowest percentage of solved homicides in at... [Read More]
Roy Miller was driving a red Lincoln Navigator that crashed into a light pole on the 4600 block of the Old Seward Highway, police said. [Read More]
Three hours after Amy Smith called for help, she was dead. Alaska State Troopers are reviewing their own actions in their response to the call... [Read More]
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