By Tegan Hanlon: Passenger dies when SUV hits ambulance near Wasilla
By Daniella Rivera: Judge to weigh releasing triple-murder suspect on bail
By KTVA Staff: Rep. Wilson asks House Rules Chair to resign, citing sexual harassment case
By Emily Carlson: Judge rules in oilfield workers comp lawsuit
By Laurel Andrews: ‘A direct violation of states’ rights’: Alaska reacts to federal marijuana policy change
By Beth Verge: Following shift in federal policy, Alaska Marijuana Control Board Chair resigns
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Marijuana Control Board Chair Peter Mlynarik, who also serves as Soldotna’s police chief, has resigned from his position on the regulatory board.
By Samantha Angaiak: New children’s emergency care facility to open next week
Children’s Emergency Care will begin taking patients on Tuesday, January 9.
By Dave Leval: Duo honors Vegas victims with random acts of kindness
By Stephen Weibe: Chinese pro women’s hockey team makes stop in Anchorage for exhibition game
By Nathaniel Hertz: Can the Alaska Legislature ‘get to yes’ on taxes? Senate president says he’s ‘getting to no.’
By Richard Mauer: Lawmaker wants to raise Alaska’s age for marriage
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — State Sen. Berta Gardner says Alaska’s marriage law allows children to be married too young and should be changed to ensure that no one under 18 — or 16 if the child is emancipated — can wed.
In announcing her legislation, Gardner said that child marriage isn’t a big problem in Alaska, but could be under current law which allows a child as young as 14 to be married if a judge agrees. A parent of a 16 year old can also give consent to marriage.
By Associated Press: Sitka Community Hospital stops delivering babies
The early closure will impact five patients with babies due between Friday and March 31. The community hospital will continue pre- and post-natal services.
By Victoria Taylor: Sears plans to close one Anchorage store
By Mike Ross: Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage