Justice Craig Stowers will succeed Dana Fabe, whose latest term as chief justice ends June 30. Under the constitution, chief justices serve three-year terms and may serve more than one three-year term, though not consecutively.
Associated Press
A Spanish oil company and its partner have announced further promising results at an oil reservoir on Alaska's North Slope, and have begun the process to obtain permits for the project.
Alex DeMarban
The Alaska House-Senate conference committee met for the first time Wednesday morning and formally laid out the budget dispute among lawmakers that’s kept them six weeks past the scheduled end of their legislative session. Then it recessed without taking any action.
Nathaniel Herz
A 37-year-old man -- wanted on two outstanding $20,000 warrants -- was arrested early Wednesday morning after an hourslong standoff, during which police say he falsely reported a shooting at a nearby address.
Megan Edge
Layoffs for 10,000 Alaska state workers, as could happen if legislative budget negotiators remain stymied, may not provide all the cost savings hoped for if those laid-off workers keep collecting government checks.
Pat Forgey
With the flow of money from Juneau drying up, the free public watering hole in Fox, a state-funded Fairbanks tradition, may soon be run by a private entity.FairbanksDermot Cole
After six years of hearing statements from nearly 7,000 survivors and witnesses of abuse at Indian Residential Schools in Canada, three commissioners released their findings of "cultural genocide" Tuesday in a 360-page report. Yukoners gathered to hear the calls to action streamed live from Ottawa.Alaska NewsAimee O'Connor | Whitehorse Daily Star
Alaska's grizzly bear license plate is off to a roaring start after years of hibernation, with 75 percent of vehicle owners now picking the new design over the conventional gold.Alaska NewsNathaniel Herz
About 3,000 artifacts excavated during the historic Canadian Arctic Expedition are on loan to the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, where they are being studied and copied to create a virtual collection.ArcticYereth Rosen

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Alaska Run for Women signups begin with Wednesday event in Wasilla

Registration is open for the annual Alaska Run for Women, which will offer in-person registration and early bib pickup Wednesday in Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News

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Groups issue challenge in attempt to block Shell's Arctic drilling

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Bella Hammond: A reclusive, no-nonsense activist

This fall will mark 10 years since the passing of former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond at age 83, and the only part of living at Lake Clark that nags at his wife Bella is that “Jay isn’t here to enjoy it.” And she’s certain that if Jay were around today, he’d be as involved as ever in Alaska’s political landscape.Steve Kahn