Perman is executive director of the Atwood Foundation and spent nearly two decades at the helm of the Anchorage Concert Association. He is also currently an aide to Assembly member Ernie Hall. 
Devin Kelly
Whiteout conditions, avalanche danger and an extremely ill team member thwarted "our last chance effort to gain the summit,” said Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen, member of a mission to bear flags inscribed with the names of more than 350 fallen veterans to the 20,320-foot summit.
Mike Campbell
In two unanimous decisions, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday came down solidly on the side of a group fighting the proposed Pebble mine that includes two Alaska icons, former First Lady Bella Hammond and state constitutional delegate Vic Fischer.
Lisa Demer
The quake, with an epicenter 35 miles below the seafloor off the coast of a remote stretch of the Alaska Peninsula, was widely felt and prompted one coastal community to temporarily evacuate to higher ground, until forecasters determined there was no threat of a tsunami.
Megan Edge
After weeks of inaction, the state House spent nearly all day Thursday in session debating the new budget proposal from the Republican-led majority caucus, but at least a dozen Democratic amendments were rejected.
Nathaniel Herz,Pat Forgey
Breakup in the Arctic is an amazing season, and I sure know what my daughter is feeling, not getting to be here at home, after spending most springs of her life at our old igloo, roaming the surrounding river and tundra.CultureSeth Kantner
In a community where land use planning has traditionally been a hard sell until after conflicts arise, marijuana legalization has increased awareness that clear zoning rules will lessen the potential for neighborhood battles.Cannabis NorthDermot Cole
The top official at the federal Energy Information Administration on Thursday said he's concerned about the viability of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline if production drops too low, suggesting that oil prices rise may not rise above $100 a barrel until 2030 or later. EnergyAlex DeMarban
It’s summertime, which means new programming on the cable channels. "Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots" and "The Last Alaskans" are two. Film & TVEmily Fehrenbacher

News & Politics

Ira Perman puts in bid for West Anchorage Assembly seat

Perman is executive director of the Atwood Foundation and spent nearly two decades at the helm of the Anchorage Concert Association. He is also currently an aide to Assembly member Ernie Hall. Devin Kelly

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Halibut bycatch cap reduction should reflect what we know about the resource

OPINION: Halibut bycatch in Bering Sea groundfish fisheries is not a conservation issue, and drastic proposed cuts to the Bering Sea halibut cap appear to have little regard for jobs in Alaska communities.John Gauvin

Sports

Carle, Thompson share another hockey moment: Game 7s

Matt Carle and Nate Thompson, 30-year-old NHLers from Anchorage, have shared much in their hockey careers, and in the next two days they will both play in a decisive Game 7 of Stanley Cup playoff series.Doyle Woody

Culture

Jeff Lowenfels: What worms can do for you

It is great to be outside and getting some soil underneath the fingernails, isn’t it? And our weather has been perfect for yardening. Things are finally in full swing outdoors and the questions are pouring in. Let’s get right to them.Jeff Lowenfels

Arctic

Arctic drilling affects more than the Arctic, say Greenpeace campaign particpants

First Nations representatives from British Columbia have joined Greenpeace's anti-drilling campaign. They say Chukchi drilling will ultimately create more environmental risks for their region. Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Nation/World

  • An explosion near a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, which officials called an attempted terrorist attack, killed at least four people, state media reported, one week after a similar attack by the Islamic State extremist group killed 21 worshipers.

  • Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.