While the Legislature voted 47-12 to confirm Randy Hoffbeck as revenue commissioner, the leaders of a Senate committee voted against him, with one asserting that an investment decision Hoffbeck made last month cost the state tens of millions of dollars. It's a claim he rejects.
Dermot Cole
The family of Ezra Golilie Sr. had been trying to find him for months before his body was found partially submerged and frozen in Cuddy Family Midtown Park pond on April 11. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
Legislators wandered into the Alaska Capitol in Juneau on Monday as the 90-day session went out like a lamb Sunday night and the first day of overtime was marked with few public meetings.
Nathaniel Herz
The Wasilla pilot killed in a Prince William Sound plane crash last week had hoped to descend below the clouds and land on an island before he went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.
Zaz Hollander
Anchorage police said Monday that 20-year-old Kevin Gonzalez-Bermudez died Sunday morning after swerving off the road and striking a tree.
Jerzy Shedlock
A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.ArcticYereth Rosen
On a rainy, windy Monday when Jeff Young of Anchorage dominated the men's 55-59 age-group at the Boston Marathon, he was one of several Alaskans who delivered career-best times.SportsDoyle Woody
Citing rebounding populations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday proposed removing Endangered Species Act protections for most of the world’s humpback whales.WildlifeYereth Rosen
When most of us describe encounters with others with whom we conflict, we explain how we acted reasonably and the other person made life difficult for us. We leave certain facts out.BusinessLynne Curry

News & Politics

Logging of Big Thorne trees in Tongass can begin, court rules

A mill on Prince of Wales Island can begin felling trees as soon as Saturday under a court ruling in the fight over a timber sale in Tongass National Forest. Jeannette Lee Falsey

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A big Boston Marathon result: Anchorage's Young wins age-group

On a rainy, windy Monday when Jeff Young of Anchorage dominated the men's 55-59 age-group at the Boston Marathon, he was one of several Alaskans who delivered career-best times.Doyle Woody

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Thousands of WWII-era Rommel stakes removed from Unalaska Island

Local residents and contractors removed a few thousand Rommel stakes, installed during World War II to thwart potential invaders, from the north side of Beaver Inlet.Jim Paulin

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The 'most Alaska' car? Souped-up Suzuki the brainchild of Anchorage mechanic

"It kind of is redneck," auto mechanic Bryan "Bree" Parsons admits of his hard-to-miss "Swiftkick," a Frankenstein's monster of a car made from cobbled-together parts that can be spotted cruising around Anchorage.Suzanna Caldwell

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New evidence of prehistoric trade with Asia found at Bering Land Bridge site

A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.Yereth Rosen

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We Alaskans

It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.
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