Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk had suffered injuries when his son found him dead Monday afternoon, investigators say, but police wouldn't describe the injuries due to an ongoing investigation.
Chris Klint
Alaska’s cannabis industry will need to meet Permanent Fund dividend residency requirements after the Marijuana Control Board reversed an earlier decision Tuesday morning.
Laurel Andrews
Job growth, however slight, continued in Alaska for the first six months of 2015, a result that was not particularly different from the same figures over the last decade, according to data released by the state Department of Labor.
Jeannette Lee Falsey
Alaska businesses should be on guard against an increase in email attacks targeting their bank accounts from scammers claiming to be employees, the Better Business Bureau says.
Chris Klint
Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans is proposing ballot measures to tighten the city's tax cap and create a city sales tax to offset property taxes.
Devin Kelly
A parent wanted the Wasilla Public Library to move one book of advice for LGBT young people, but instead the library will move hundreds of young-adult nonfiction titles to the adult section.BooksZaz Hollander
Shallow permafrost lies beneath the surface of more than a third of mainland Alaska, but 16 percent to 24 percent will disappear by the end of the century, the study concludes.ScienceYereth Rosen
A report released Monday puts a price tag on a deal for the state to buy the Legislature's renovated Anchorage office space: It's at least $30 million steeper than moving lawmakers to existing state-owned offices elsewhere downtown.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
The nation's largest public employee retirement system has just cut its predictions of how much it expects to earn on its investments to 6.5 percent, which raises a yellow caution flag for Alaska, which still has expectations of 8 percent returns. CommentaryDermot Cole

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