Attendees, celebrating their diversity and the legalization of gay marriage in New York, were shocked when a city nurse was struck and killed by the parade grand marshal's convertible.
Alaska's attorney general claims a federal watershed assessment would infringe on the state's management of its lands allowed under the Statehood Act.
The North Face of Girdwood's Mount Alyeska is a year-round destination for the outdoors enthusiast, with a (righteously) treacherous skiing slope in the winter and a rewarding hike during the summer months.
Despite support from small businesses and many lawmakers, and millions in tax credits available to Alaskans under the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Sean Parnell has no plans to implement the national health reform law.
Here's a list of everything I wrote as an Alaska Dispatch contributor.
Since joining Alaska Dispatch in 2010, I've worn many hats: political and energy reporter, news managing editor and, most recently, social media coordinator and editor of feature blogs including Alaska Travel, Style & Fashion, and Bush Pilot/Alaska Aviation.
Much has been made of the shale oil boom across North America and how the newly-accessible hydrocarbons could position the U.S. to overtake Saudi Arabia in oil production before the end of the decade.
It takes a lot of snow to break an Alaska winter record.
Congress is taking another look at how the government regulates offshore drilling in the Arctic, with plenty of input from Alaska's stakeholders.
This travelogue and slideshow, written for a special advertising section of Alaska Dispatch in summer 2011, was awarded the coveted "Best Use of Words and Images by a Journalist" by the Alaska Press Club.
Hurricane leads to more than 17,000 canceled flight...
It's a destination on bucketlists the world over: No matter what language you speak or what time zone you keep, ya gotta see Alaska before you die. And the Alaska most tourists conjures is a national park the size of Massachusetts, filled with grizzly bears, wolves, moose and Dall sheep edging along the bluffs of polychromatic glaciers. Welcome to Denali National Park & Preserve. Look southwest: if you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of the mountain known to Native Athabascans as the "Great One." What else does one call a mountain that creates its own storm systems and is bathed in dancing aurora borealis all winter?
Teenagers who'd been in the Alaska backcountry for some time, completing the rigorous National Outdoor Leadership School curricula, had the misfortune of surprising a massive grizzly bear in the wild on July 24, 2011. The NOLS attack went on to make headlines across the U.S. but this story represents the very first URL published immediately following a courtesy phone call from the Alaska State Troopers.
A look at the stats, surprises, checkpoints, racers and canine athletes of the Last Great Race.
It's the site of the first aviation beacon ever erected in the Territory of Alaska, later becoming the first airport for Alaska's largest city. Hundreds of aircraft and several aviation businesses now call old Merrill Field a scenic home away from home between the Chugach Mountains east of Anchorage and Cook Inlet to the west.