Lack of available housing and employment are some of the major barriers to offenders’ reentry
Drivers will find this summer’s gas prices are lower than last year’s, the result of a spike in crude oil production. Government forecasters say a gallon of regular gasoline will cost about $3.50 this summer — a slide of more than 10 cents from last year.
With a haul of $45 million, it’s being billed as possibly the biggest cyber-heist in history. But in reality, experts and authorities say, it was thousands of small but highly coordinated thefts.
“The Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names — as the agency admitted Friday — to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to ‘make America a better place to live,’ ” The Wall Street Journal reports.
The three women who were rescued from years of captivity in a house in Cleveland released a statement on this Mother’s Day to let their supporters know that they’re glad to be home. They also asked for privacy and time to reconnect with their families.
Two astronauts went on a last-minute spacewalk Saturday to replace a pump suspected of being the source of a serious ammonia leak.
The plan lays out three arcing “lines of interest” – to advance U.S. security, pursue responsible Arctic stewardship and to strengthen international cooperation.
Icicle Seafoods closed its plant in Adak last month, but fisheries business on the island didn’t grind to a halt — fish buyers are moving in to fill the void left by the processor.
The Pribilof Islands of St. Paul and St. George are just 45 miles apart, but getting between them can be challenging because of limited flight service and the area’s notoriously foggy weather.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is celebrating its 50th birthday this month. Bob Pickrell of Ketchikan was one of the long-time ferry riders interviewed during an anniversary sailing of the ferry Malaspina from Ketchikan to Skagway.