An Alaska Air National Guard crew is back in Anchorage Friday afternoon after deploying to the Lower-48 to assist with the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence.
Friends and family of Ashley Johnson-Barr, the young 10-year-old girl whose body was found in Kotzebue, are preparing for her funeral on Saturday.
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN on Friday she will hold off on deciding whether or not to vote for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until he and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault, testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Even for many in Alaska, the Pacific Spaceport Complex — hidden away on Kodiak island — remains mysterious, with a global mission not widely known to most.
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"I know that it could have been worse," the Canadian city's police chief said.
Analysis: The pre-planned strategy was timed to set the stage for the re-imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran three weeks from now.
"The First Amendment simply does not protect false statements about the parents of one of the worst tragedies in our nation's history," said Bill Bloss, an attorney who represents the families.
"He was just trying to protect us," said the girlfriend of Markeis McGlockton, a 28-year-old father of three who was killed during a parking space dispute.