July 30, 2007
by The Associated Press Channel 2 News staff Monday, July 30, 2007 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Agents from the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are searching the Girdwood home of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. Execution of a search warrant was confirmed this afternoon by Dave Heller, FBI assistant special agent in charge of the Alaska office, who said agents arrived shortly before 2:30 p.m. Heller says he can't comment on the nature of the investigation and referred inquiries to the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Calls placed to spokesmen for Stevens in the Capitol were not immediately returned.
October 10, 2008
by Jill Burke Thursday, October 9, 2008 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Stevens' defense team will now have its turn to try to convince jurors he's an innocent man. Prosecutors say Stevens lied about hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of home renovations and other gifts he received. But now it will be Stevens' turn to cast things in a different light. The senator's defense team is calling in a cast of characters to testify, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye.
January 27, 2010
by Casey Grove Friday, January 22, 2010 GIRDWOOD, Alaska -- The Northwest Passage is Alyeska's first new run in more than a decade, and skiers and snowboarders alike agreed that its first two days didn't disappoint. While the mountain has become more family friendly in recent years, the new terrain is not for the faint of heart. On a recent weekday, snowboarders and skiers headed out from the top of Alyeska's tram to explore the unknown. It was sunny on the easier, groomed runs, but a few of us -- including expert snowboarder Morgan Hebert -- angled toward a more shadowy section: the North Face, home to the longest continuous expert-only runs in North America.
March 12, 2010
by Justin Matley Coast Magazine Friday, March 12, 2010 GIRDWOOD, Alaska -- A ski world event horizon looms large at Alyeska Resort this March. The 2010 Telepalooza in Girdwood launches March 23-28 and this year attracts a satellite event known as the Alyeska World Comp, an open-invite competition for telemark skiers with pre-ski competitions for alpine skiers and snowboarders. "Pre ski competitions for alpine and snowboard have been added so that more of the community in every discipline can compete and enjoy the event," says Brooke Edwards, co-creator of Telepalooza.
October 21, 2008
by Jill Burke Tuesday, October 21, 2008 WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors portrayed Sen. Ted Stevens as a crafty, deceitful and penny-pinching politician during their closing arguments Tuesday in Stevens' trial for allegedly lying on Senate disclosure forms. The prosecution urged jurors to find Stevens guilty and spoke about how the senator's work to conceal smaller gifts -- such as puppies, gas grills and a generator -- set a pattern for how far Stevens would be willing to go to conceal much more expensive free work on his Girdwood home.
September 30, 2008
by Jill Burke Tuesday, September 30, 2008 WASHINGTON -- Bill Allen rose up from a child laborer in the fruit fields of Oregon to become one of Alaska's most powerful businessmen. But Bill Allen fell hard into disgrace -- admitting he bribed several Alaska politicians, and now the convicted felon is working to help bring down Sen. Ted Stevens, his former friend. Tuesday saw the start of what is likely to be the most incriminating testimony thus far in Stevens' trial for allegedly accepting and hiding gifts from Allen, who cut a deal with the government for leniency in his own trial, is poised to tell a jury all about the favors he did -- and gifts he gave -- to benefit his once close friend, Sen. Stevens.
October 16, 2008
by Jill Burke Thursday, October 16, 2008 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Stevens took the stand in his trial for a quick introduction Thursday afternoon. He is expected to be the last defense witness. Earlier, Judge Emmet Sullivan told Stevens he didn't have to testify. "It's a privilege and a duty," Stevens replied. Catherine Stevens, Sen. Ted Stevens' wife, also testified in her husband's defense Thursday. Mrs. Stevens spent the morning telling jurors about her role in keeping tabs on the renovation performed at the family's Girdwood home.
August 14, 2008
by Rebecca Palsha Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sen. Ted Stevens wants the charges against him tossed out, claiming the FBI violated his constitutional rights when it questioned members of his congressional staff. In response to Stevens' request, federal prosecutors have fired back with more allegations against him. Stevens was charged last month with failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts he allegedly received from VECO Corp, a former oil services company based in Anchorage.
October 20, 2008
by Leyla Santiago Sunday, October 19, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The judge in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption case is calling for closing arguments immediately after the defense rests its case Monday. On Sunday, the judge excluded more evidence, but did not rule on the defense team's latest request for a mistrial. Still, the jury still has days of past testimony and evidence to consider, including that of Stevens. Since the first day, Stevens has said very little to reporters as he walked into the trial of his life.
October 17, 2008
by Jill Burke Friday, October 17, 2008 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Stevens spent a full day on the witness stand Friday defending himself. Under direct examination by his defense team, Stevens testified that his wife was in charge of the expansion at the family's Girdwood home and the payment of its bills. "What goes on in the house is Catherine's business," Stevens said. "What goes on outside of the house is my business. " Stevens is charged with lying on Senate financial disclosure forms about hundreds of thousands of dollars in home renovations and other gifts he received from VECO Corporation and the company's CEO Bill Allen, a one-time friend of Stevens.