The Anchorage couple charged with starting the Willow-area Sockeye fire entered not guilty pleas Tuesday without making an appearance in court.
Zaz Hollander
Before she shot herself, Amanda Bee, 31, of North Pole, told Alaska State Troopers she'd kill herself if convicted killers weren't released. She died late Monday in a Seward hospital.
Megan Edge
Coast Guard Petty Officer John Blackman, who previously was acquitted of state child sex abuse charges, has been convicted of perjury and stalking after a court martial in Kodiak.
Jerzy Shedlock
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
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s push to lift the ban on exporting U.S. crude oil inched forward Tuesday with a critical Senate committee hearing on the issue.  But testimony from a union leader revealed there is fervent opposition to lifting the ban.PoliticsErica Martinson
Sergey Ananov was attempting to be the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the Arctic Circle when he crashed in Davis Strait between Canada and Greenland. He survived an icy swim and encounters with polar bears.ArcticAlaska Dispatch News
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

News & Politics

Berkowitz transition report casts wide net over Anchorage issues

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

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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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Crashed Russian helicopter pilot rescued after spending 30 hours on Arctic sea ice

Sergey Ananov was attempting to be the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the Arctic Circle when he crashed in Davis Strait between Canada and Greenland. He survived an icy swim and encounters with polar bears.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