Rural Alaska elementary teacher convicted of 14 sexual felonies

A Bethel jury found elementary teacher John Mark Hammons guilty of 14 counts of sexual felonies. The Aug. 4 verdict followed a three-week trial for the 49-year-old Hammonds, who worked as a both a schoolteacher and coach at the Akiachak school, while also

Interim policy bans Catholic mass in Alaska prisons

In what may well be a violation of the First Amendment, Alaska inmates are currently unable to participate in Catholic masses thanks to a new policy from the state corrections department, which effectively bans the use of sacramental altar wine in the