A group of Hatcher Pass snowmachiners on a "protest" ride through a closed area got ticketed last week, exposing a deep rift between the area's well-established motorized community and the state park rangers who decide when they get to go. OutdoorsZaz Hollander
Princess Cruises will transfer the 672-passenger Pacific Princess, the smallest ship in its Alaska fleet, to Europe after the 2015 cruise season, leaving six vessels plying the state's waters.Megan Edge
OPINION: The state can cut a wildfire office staff, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any fires to put out. Cut the capacity to stop a fire cheaply when it’s small, and you pay big later.Carey Restino
Fifth-seeded Eagles girls advance to a semifinal Friday against top-seeded East at West High, and the fifth-seeded Bartlett boys advance to play a semifinal Friday against top-seeded West.Alaska Dispatch News
In a wind-hammered house on the frozen edge of the Bering Sea, in a tiny closet housing a broken old furnace, just past the bathroom with no running water, carver Steven Stone hunches over driftwood and whale bone, walrus ivory and prehistoric mastodon tusks to make something new.Lisa Demer
As Arctic waters open up for oil drilling, commercial shipping and even cruise ships, the United States needs to invest in icebreakers, maps and weather forecasting for the region. That was the consensus of senators, the Obama administration's Arctic envoy and expert witnesses during a Senate hearing Thursday.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
The Justice Department expects to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a law enforcement official said Friday, culminating an investigation that has dogged the senator for two years.