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  1. Wasilla senator who worked for social service agency proposes to revoke grants for othersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    A bill from freshman Wasilla Republican Sen. David Wilson would hurt nearly a dozen social service organizations in the Mat-Su - with the notable exception of the agency where Wilson worked through the end of last year. Senate Bill 90 , unveiled by Wilson last month, would eliminate a state program that distributed nearly $1.5 million in cash grants to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Mat-Su nonprofits this year to provide "essential human services."


  2. When Alaska shellfish turns deadlyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Stacy Michael, of Wasilla, holds some of her catch while digging for razor clams at Clam Gulch on the Kenai Peninsula on May 14, 2010. In the Alaska wilderness, at least you can see the things that'll kill you.


  3. 'Bridge' to sobriety? Experimental device helps some Alaskans weather detox miseryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | Anchorage Daily News

    Wasilla drug recovery advocate Serena Espinoza sat in a doctor's office last month, chewing gum like her life depended on it. Espinoza was fitted on camera with an experimental device that some say represents a new way to beat opioid addiction.


  4. Wasilla man gets 2 years for threatening and blackmailing women onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    Wasilla resident Michael Thomas McTigue, 33, was sentenced Tuesday in Anchorage federal court to two years in prison for threatening women online and then extorting them for money, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alaska. Court documents show McTigue "trolled" women he met online through MeetMe and Kik, both messaging applications.


  5. Proposed Mat-Su budget smaller than last year's, but still comes with a tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough may be the fastest-growing area in Alaska , but is nonetheless proposing a lower budget than last year and a property tax hike to go along with it. Mat-Su topped 100,000 people last year.


  6. Former Goose Creek correctional officer gets 8 months for smuggling drugs into prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    A former corrections officer was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for his role in smuggling drugs into Goose Creek Correctional Center last year, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alaska. Adam Jason Spindler, 33, will have to fulfill three years of probation and three weeks of community service when released.


  7. Fire investigator takes the stand in Sockeye wildfire trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    A firefighter from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson crew works among hotspots from the Sockeye Fire in the Willow area in this file photo taken on June 16, 2015. The trial for the couple accused of starting the Sockeye wildfire continued Monday, with a state fire investigator laying out what he believes did - and did not - cause the devastating 2015 fire.


  8. No 4/20 bash? Mat-Su store opens with celebration ... next doorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kerby and Marissa Coman, owners of Green Degree, the first store to feature large-scale commercial Mat-Su grown cannabis. The store's grand opening at a busy Knik-Goose Bay Road location took place on April 20 - 4/20, the unofficial holiday for pot enthusiasts.


  9. Many people enjoyed the bike ride out to the Knik Glacier on March 25, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    The state Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that a settlement agreement was reached between the department, the Bureau of Land Management and Native village corporation Eklutna Inc. allowing easements to public land in the area. That means people can continue getting to the Knik River and glacier - which are part of state lands - through what is now private land.


  10. Stephen Nowers / Anchorage Daily News Senior members of the Wasilla...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    Graduates throw their caps into the air at the conclusion of the Wasilla High School graduation ceremony in 2005. Nearly 7,000 students graduated from Alaska high schools in 2005 and state economists studied where most of them went over the next decade, releasing the findings in a report this month about the graduates' jobs, incomes and rates of higher education.


  11. AABC basketball all-star games tip off SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska's best basketball players will all be on the same court this weekend at the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches senior all-star games. Players will be divided into 1A/2A and 3A/4A boys and girls teams, with games starting with the 1A/2A girls at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.


  12. Related:Alaska lawmakers approve $400,000 computer upgradeRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 12 | Anchorage Daily News

    A committee of Alaska legislative leaders Wednesday unanimously approved a $400,000 computer upgrade for lawmakers and staff - a step that could ultimately save $150,000 on annual moving costs. The "workstation mobility" project will pay for new monitors, color printers and docking stations in Juneau and legislators' home districts that will plug into a laptop or small computer that can be easily carried between the two offices.


  13. Related:Dunleavy stripped of committee posts after defying Alaska Senate majority on budget voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 11 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska Senate's Republican-led majority has removed Wasilla GOP Sen. Mike Dunleavy from his key committee posts following his vote last week against the caucus's budget proposal . The Senate Committee on Committees, chaired by Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, held a brief meeting Tuesday to give Dunleavy's seat on the key finance committee to Palmer Republican Sen. Shelley Hughes.


  14. Wasilla lawmaker holds one-man protest against bill honoring black soldiers' work on Alaska HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 | Anchorage Daily News

    A white Wasilla Republican House member staged a one-man protest Wednesday against a bill to commemorate the work of black soldiers in building the Alaska Highway during World War II, when the Army was still segregated. Freshman Rep. David Eastman was the only House member to oppose Senate Bill 46 , which is headed to Gov. Bill Walker's desk after Wednesday's 39-1 vote.


  15. Some neighbors worry as new substance-abuse treatment center to open near PalmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    Backers of a new residential women's substance-abuse treatment center near Palmer say it will reduce crime in the Valley, despite some neighbors' fears to the contrary. The 16-bed facility operated by faith-based nonprofit Set Free Alaska will be open to women, including pregnant women or women with young children.


  16. Police: Man assaulted after being asked for cigarette outside Midtown restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    A man arrested on assault charges early Monday outside a Midtown Anchorage restaurant asked another man for a cigarette before attacking him and trying to take his truck, according to police. Court records show Wasilla resident Eti Junior Falaniko, 18, charged with first-degree counts of assault, robbery and attempted vehicle theft in the incident.


  17. Missing Anchorage snowmachiner's body found near SkwentnaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    Danny Maroney, 66, was headed for his cabin near Skwentna, about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage, when he left early Monday, according to the Alaska State Troopers. He was expected to return Monday evening, and troopers were informed he was overdue at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.


  18. Stalled work to resume on high-risk stretch of Knik Goose Bay RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 1 | Anchorage Daily News

    The road locally known as "KGB" links Wasilla to the subdivisions that make up one of the fastest growing parts of Mat-Su. A drive along the busy two-lane road is often an exercise in dangerous passes and high-pressure tailgaters.


  19. Troopers ID'd in fatal shooting of Wasilla man after Glenn Highway chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The two Alaska state troopers who shot and killed a Wasilla man during a Parks Highway chase Sunday, in which the man fatally shot one trooper's police dog, have been identified. A troopers dispatch early Wednesday named patrol Troopers Christopher Havens and Jason Somerville, with the force since February 2012 and August 2015 respectively, as the men who fired on 36-year-old Justin Quincy Smith shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday.


  20. Man shot, killed by troopers, K-9 fatally wounded following Mat-Su pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Wasilla man was shot and killed by troopers early Sunday after he led police on a high-speed chase and opened fire on a police dog, killing the animal, Alaska State Troopers said. At 2:50 a.m. Sunday, troopers tried to make a traffic stop on a Subaru Legacy around the area of Bogard Road and Helen Lane in Wasilla, according to a dispatch posted online .


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