Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a sharp retort Friday to House Speaker Mike Chenault in response to an opinion piece Chenault published last week that criticized Walker’s approach to a special legislative session on a natural gas pipeline.
Nathaniel Herz
Ryan Sanders, who was sentenced to 101 years for the 2007 killings of Travis Moore and Ashlee Richards, will get a new trial after an Alaska Supreme Court ruling that evidence was improperly omitted in court.
Chris Klint
Wreckage of a Cessna 150 that crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon from the Big Lake airport, killing 23-year-old pilot Joe Mielke, has been recovered for examination.
Chris Klint
Angela Rodell was named the new executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund at a meeting of the corporation's board of trustees Friday morning.
Pat Forgey
Former hurricane Oho, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, has produced high wind warnings from the National Weather Service as far north as Sitka, taking effect as early as 7 a.m. Friday.
Chris Klint
 A fire early Friday in the Western Alaska village of Tununak destroyed a home, and a child is missing, Alaska State Troopers said.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
One of three canni-business owners facing drug-related felonies appeared for a brief Anchorage court hearing Friday, and a man who says he has Tourette's syndrome claimed the charges have blocked access to people he described as caretakers.Cannabis NorthJerzy Shedlock
A delectable signature pasta featuring smoked salmon, capers, tomatoes and green onions in a subtle cream sauce. Food & DrinkMaya Evoy
Alaskans remember William Seward as the secretary of state who bought Alaska for $7.2 million, but acquiring Russian claims to America's Northwest was only one of his many important achievements.CultureMike Dunham

News & Politics

After Shell pullout decision, environmentalists target Liberty project

Fresh from what some environmentalist claim is a victory that forced Shell to drop its ambitious plans to search for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska, the Sierra Club is urging supporters to rise up to stop a separate offshore Alaska energy project.Yereth Rosen

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A 'New Northern Forum' can complement Arctic Council, increase local leadership

OPINION: Without formal and active engagement between the Arctic Council and the Northern Forum, efforts by either to address the economic, living, cultural and environmental conditions of northern peoples will fall flat.Sen. Lesil McGuire,Nils Andreassen


Group encourages parents to explore Alaska outdoors with toddlers

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He bought Alaska, but that's just one reason Seward was among the most important men in US history

Alaskans remember William Seward as the secretary of state who bought Alaska for $7.2 million, but acquiring Russian claims to America's Northwest was only one of his many important achievements.Mike Dunham


Researchers design simplified model for permafrost's climate impact

A team of researchers including UAF scientists has developed a model to predict the amount of carbon that will be released to the atmosphere from thawing permafrost soils.Asaf Shalev


We Alaskans

Homeless in Anchorage, caught in brutal grip of Spice

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