Grant Aviation, which once dominated the Western Alaska market, is gearing up for a comeback after a difficult spell.
Lisa Demer
A spokesman for the activists said they are protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling by chaining themselves to a support ship for the project.
Associated Press
Despite Nome's deep gold mining roots, a planned gold mine along Dry Creek near the heart of the Bering Sea city is attracting opposition.
Francesca Fenzi
The Coast Guard says it's responding to a fuel spill that happened after a boat encountered heavy seas in southeastern Cook Inlet on Saturday. 
Alaska Dispatch News
The U.S. Senate failed to find a path forward on expiring government authority to collect citizens' phone records, passing neither of two bills on the table in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Erica Martinson
During World War II, Dad saved two lives when the destroyer he was serving on hit a mine and sank in the English Channel. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in action, but his bad luck with ships never really waned. We AlaskansPete Garay
At the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in Homer, bird calls, songs, quacks and caws competed in a beer-lubricated, fun-loving competition. We AlaskansNancy Lord
Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. HealthYereth Rosen
The thriving archery program in Thorne Bay hit a new high this month when 11th-grader Taylee Nyquest won a national championship.SportsBeth Bragg

News & Politics

Hometown U: UAA’s student-built Baja car heads into competition this week

The unfortunate thing about the Baja car is its name. Baja has nothing to do with it. UAA’s student engineers won’t be racing their off-road buggy up and down the sand dunes and beaches of coastal Mexico.Kathleen McCoy

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Trio adds to surge of work pouring forth from Alaska poets

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Dad's D-Day shoes

During World War II, Dad saved two lives when the destroyer he was serving on hit a mine and sank in the English Channel. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in action, but his bad luck with ships never really waned. Pete Garay