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.
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
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
In Cold Bay, a shrinking town just a short hop from Alaska's Aleutian Islands, 13-year-old Wake Kremer has a lot of freedom. He drove a pickup and ran a business before he was a teenager. But last month, after the closure of the town school, the mayor flew out with his twin boys in tow, and Wake Kremer officially became the last school-aged kid in Cold Bay. Is there a future for this remote Alaska outpost? Michelle Theriault Boots
Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of its multi-year and multi-billion dollar plan to drill in the Chukchi, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers put its plan for a deep draft Arctic port on hold. But at city meetings in Nome, all eyes are fixed on the future and a strategic plan to position its port for Arctic growth.Emily Russell | KNOM
Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.
Gilead Sciences executives were acutely aware in 2013 that their plan to charge an exorbitantly high price for a powerful new hepatitis C drug would spark public outrage, but they pursued the profit-driven strategy anyway, according to a Senate Finance Committee investigation.
A solid, sickening thump could be heard on impact, and left a motorcyclist wondering if her riding partner and husband was seriously hurt, or worse after a collision with an Alaska moose.Yonah Lempert Luecken