Voters are not likely to hold Alaska's lawmakers accountable at the ballot box for the recent massive legislative gridlock  -- unless things gets a lot worse, say experts.
Nathaniel Herz
A wanted felon who escaped into the woods of the Anchorage Hillside for hours after allegedly firing a handgun in front of police officers was bitten by a police dog and arrested Sunday afternoon, police said.
Michelle Theriault Boots
The body of an unidentified female was found early Sunday in the Southwest Alaska community of Bethel, and investigators are seeking more information in the case.
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In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.'s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it.
Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick
A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state.
Dan Joling
The second phase of a three-part facelift for Anchorage’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail will start Tuesday, shutting down roughly 1 mile of the popular trail between the Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway.AnchorageTegan Hanlon
Repair work on the washed-out portions of the road to Alaska's North Slope hasn’t started yet, but Sunday was a “turning point,” said Meadow Bailey, a spokeswoman with the Alaska Department of Transportation.Alaska NewsMichelle Theriault Boots
What makes this 18-year-old from Kenai the fastest distance running girl to ever come out of an Alaska high school? SportsDoyle Woody
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. We AlaskansPete Garay

News & Politics

Yurts, tents and urban suites -- Airbnb options grow in Alaska

"You're on your own. Try not to die," reads one Airbnb listing near the off-the-beaten path Alaska community of McCarthy. When it comes to listings on the space-sharing site in the Last Frontier, you can go traditional -- or you can really get out there.Alex DeMarban

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Trio adds to surge of work pouring forth from Alaska poets

All three Alaska poets philosophize on nature and mourn man’s impact upon it, but it’s Tom Sexton, echoing perhaps the most famous of all Carl Sagan quotes, who says what all three understand: that we are part of it.David A. James

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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