A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Glenn and Parks highways left one man with serious injuries and the Glenn Highway closed for 30 minutes, troopers said. One lane has been reopened.
Megan Edge
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.
Lisa Demer
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.
Pat Forgey
Technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil rights law to add protections for the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among items in a report from the new mayor's transition team.
Devin Kelly
A Superior Court judge erred in a child sex abuse case when he failed to follow court rules regarding admitting hearsay evidence, actions that have resulted in the Alaska Court of Appeals reversing a 99-year conviction, according to an appeals opinion.
Jerzy Shedlock
Five yaks found wandering along Eagle River Road were recovered by their owners without incident Tuesday morning, according to Anchorage police.Alaska NewsSuzanna Caldwell
A reader who's a contract flight attendant for a charter airline reports that since her best friend divorced the airline's chief pilot, he's had it out for her. What can she do to counter his bullying behavior? BusinessLynne Curry
The pursuit of the fish poaching vessel Thunder until its sinking in April, pieced together from radio transmissions, interviews, ship records and reporting aboard two Sea Shepherd chase vessels, demonstrates the anything-goes nature of the high seas.Nation-WorldIan Urbina | The New York Times
With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.CommentaryDermot Cole

News & Politics

Troopers: Woman dies after shooting herself outside Seward prison

Alaska State Troopers say a 31-year-old woman had a gun outside of the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward Monday and "stated she would kill herself if the convicted killers were not released."Tegan Hanlon

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Congress will do anything to avoid talking gas taxes

With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.Dermot Cole

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Whether you've caught a beefy king salmon you can barely hoist, a small-but-gorgeous grayling or a colorful rainbow trout, give your fellow Alaskans a look. 
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USGS releases 5-year science strategy to keep pace with rapid change

Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News

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Office politics: The Alaska congressional delegation as seen in their D.C. work environs

What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson