The Republican-led House majority caucus took a major step Tuesday to execute its plan to use the Alaska Permanent Fund to get access to money with which to balance this year's budget, but critics from both outside and inside the caucus have expressed concerns that the plan could threaten future dividend payments.
Pat Forgey,Nathaniel Herz
One man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a shooting at a Butte residence early Wednesday morning, Alaska State Troopers said.
Zaz Hollander
Alaska’s House Democratic leader says he’s reached an impasse in his budget negotiations with his Republican counterpart, and he plans to propose a new framework for discussions that could include an outside mediator or bringing in Gov. Bill Walker.
Nathaniel Herz
The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday recertified the mayoral runoff election, taking into account 58 ballots not previously tallied that altered the result by 0.01 percent but did not change the outcome.
Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska Commission of Judicial Conduct on Tuesday charged Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley with making inappropriate statements toward witnesses, victims and other parties during court proceedings over the course of two years.
Laurel Andrews
The decade-old Trapper Creek Bluegrass Festival might be the closest thing you'll find to Burning Man in Alaska. If you're thinking of attending this year's, here's what you need to know.CultureVictoria Barber
Gen. Laurie Hummel took the helm of the Alaska National Guard on Tuesday during a ceremonial change of command in Anchorage. Hundreds of people attended the three-hour afternoon ceremony at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Laurel Andrews
The Alaska Legislature on Tuesday unveiled plans to cut back its nonpartisan support staff, which it said would save $1.7 million by eliminating 23 jobs and the Capitol tour program in Juneau.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.ArcticYereth Rosen

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15 Anchorage recreation projects get $200,000 boost

Some individual projects cost less than $1,000 and will employ the services of Eagle Scouts to ensure they happen, while the most expensive costs $40,000.   Mike Campbell


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David Ives’ Tony-nominated comedy “Venus in Fur” is described as “a study of sex and power” and promises to be a show you’ll be talking about long after you’ve left the theater. Mike Dunham


Dalton Highway repairs underway after floodwaters drop

With floodwaters falling sharply, roadwork to some 25 miles of damaged Dalton Highway has begun. State transportation officials don't know when the road to Deadhorse and some of the nation's largest oil fields will be reopened. Alex DeMarban


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Dad's D-Day shoes

During World War II, Dad saved two lives when the destroyer he was serving on hit a mine and sank in the English Channel. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in action, but his bad luck with ships never really waned. Pete Garay