Governor names Commissioners of departments of Administration, Education

Governor Bill Walker has named two more members of his cabinet. Sheldon Fisher, who most recently was chief operating officer at McKinley Capital Management, will become Commissioner of the Department of Administration. Long-time Alaskan Mike Hanley, a former Anchorage school district principal and teacher, will continue on as Commissioner of Education, a post he’s held since 2011.


A low pressure system bringing widespread steady rain has prompted a flood watch for the Upper Susitna valley and Talkeetna Mountains.

As KTOO's Casey Kelley reports, a state report highlights "severe shortcomings" in the state's housing stock when it comes to things like cost, energy efficiency and overcrowding.

Continuing to build its grassroots campaign for the November elections is on the agenda of the Alaska Democratic party meeting in Nome.

Moose hunting on the North Slope has been closed due to a dramatic drop in the moose population, which is down from 50 to 75% in different areas.

A challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban was filed Monday in Federal court.

KTOO - Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska