Alaska has one of the largest wage gaps between men and women in the country, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Tuesday. Women in Alaska who worked full time in 2015 earned a median weekly pay of $787, while men earned $1,034 per week.
A midtown Anchorage apartment building caught fire early Wednesday morning, killing two people and injuring 16 others. A portion of the three-story Royal Suite Lodge on Minnesota Drive in midtown has collapsed from the blaze, and the cause is currently unknown.
The leaking gas pipeline in Cook Inlet is drawing concern from environmental groups and state and federal agencies. Cook Inletkeeper told Hilcorp CEO Jeffrey Hildebrand it intends to sue the company in 60 days, claiming Hilcorp is violating of the Federal Clean Water Act.