From the rural locations of many airports to the state's high cost of living, the Transportation Security Administration says hiring in Alaska is particularly challenging, with many positions open at more than a dozen airports.
Hope Miller
Members of Chugiak-Eagle River community councils say they're faced with an odd situation: The area with the most available land for marijuana businesses is an area that never wanted it in the first place.  
Devin Kelly
After investing a fortune in community causes, Donlin Gold’s good name as a benefactor is bumping up against the enormity of what it proposes: a giant mine on a remote Southwest Alaska ridge.
Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers say a snowmachiner suffered major injuries Saturday evening after he crashed while riding along a street in Houston.
Alaska Dispatch News
Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.WildlifeYereth Rosen
When excess money is on the table, elites find ways to get their hands on it. The names on the doors in Juneau don’t matter much. We need to fix the system.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.We AlaskansGeoff Kirsch
The Legislative Information Office fiasco is not just the doing of Rep. Mike Hawker. The Anchorage edifice could just as well have been dubbed the Chateau Chenault, the Taj McGuire or the Meyer Monument.CommentaryDermot Cole

News & Politics

Minor earthquake strikes near Valdez

A minor earthquake shook parts of Southcentral Alaska on Sunday afternoon, as Alaskans settled in for the second half of the Super Bowl.Alaska Dispatch News

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Adventure

Mushers topped Eagle Summit in the second day of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon, on a trail that retraces historic mail and supply routes along the Yukon River.
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Sports

Morning sunshine brightened the trails as 500 skiers participated in the 20th annual Alaska Ski For Women at Kincaid Park on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  Donations from the women-only cross country ski event has contributed over $1 million to groups that actively work to improve women's lives and help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children.

Arctic

Interview: Gov. Walker 
outlines Arctic 
priorities

2015 saw increased attention paid to the Arctic from the state, the nation and the world. How does Gov. Bill Walker plan to respond to the rapid changes in the region?Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder

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We Alaskans

Get down, fellow Alaskans, to some 'hardcore Alaska soft'

I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.Geoff Kirsch

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