From Levi Johnston running for Mayor of Wasilla to Sarah Palin being put in her place in Homer, we've covered more Alaska political stories today than you'd expect. Sadly, our third article is tragic: Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens has died.

The 86-year-old political legend and eight others were aboard an aircraft that crashed in southern Alaska last night. Five others are also believed killed.

Posted in: R.I.P.

Former JetBlue flight attendant Steve Slater pleaded not guilty in court today to charges of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal trespass stemming from his hilariously irate resignation yesterday afternoon.

For those first learning of the story: around noon, Slater, a 20-year veteran of the industry, tried to calmly tell a woman on a flight to remain in her seat until the plane taxied to a complete stop.

Posted in: Steven Slater