The body of a missing Yute Air pilot was discovered Monday, inside of the wreckage of the aircraft he was flying when it crashed, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Megan Edge
Ten environmental groups are challenging a federal agency in court over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska's northwest coast, in hopes of halting or delaying Shell's plans to drill in Arctic waters.
Dan Joling
For the second year in a row, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska said it needs rate increases of more than 35 percent in the individual health insurance market, in large part because it had 37 customers in the first quarter this year who had $4.1 million in claims among them.
Dermot Cole
The air taxi pilot involved in Sunday's midair crash at Talkeetna Airport told supervisors he didn’t know he’d "merged" with another plane until he landed and opened his door.
Zaz Hollander
The State Assessment Review Board has placed a value of $9.6 billion on the trans-Alaska pipeline for property tax purposes, $7 billion more than BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil say it is worth.
Dermot Cole
The state Department of Fish and Game has budgeted $40,000 for a test fishery on the Kuskokwim River near Aniak to provide information on when -- and if -- various species of salmon reach upriver waters, a state management biologist said.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
After a career of being bullied in the workplace, a reader has decided to take a stand — but wants some advice about how to do that. BusinessLynne Curry
Juneau-based Alaska Robotics and musicians Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Seth Boyer teamed up to create a parody of David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity" with a twist. David Bowie's website picked up the parody days later, and the video is steadily racking up views. MusicLaurel Andrews

News & Politics

Vandal burns playground structure at Anchorage school

The Anchorage School District says a fire Sunday night caused caused tens of thousands of dollars damage to a playground structure at Taku Elementary School.Associated Press

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Alaska Railroad head: Controlling right-of-way is vital to operating safely

OPINION: Opening the Alaska Railroad's right-of-way to unrestricted use by adjoining landowners and the public would pose an unacceptable safety risk for our neighbors, our train crews and thousands of passengers.Bill O’Leary

Adventure

Long stretch of Powerline Pass trail will be closed for months this summer

Intermittent closures on parts of the Chugach State Park trail will begin this month. Then the entire trail from Powerline Pass to Indian will be closed in July and August, when construction activity will include helicopters near the trail bringing in large power poles.Mike Campbell

Sports

Prep season wraps with East chasing 4th straight softball crown

The last three high school state championships of the school year drop this week with the baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage and two softball tournaments in Fairbanks.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

'Space Weird Thing': Watch David Bowie parody by Alaska Robotics

Juneau-based Alaska Robotics and musicians Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Seth Boyer teamed up to create a parody of David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity" with a twist. David Bowie's website picked up the parody days later, and the video is steadily racking up views. Laurel Andrews

Arctic

Japan wants wind power from Arctic Norway

Finnmark, Norway's northernmost county, has plenty of wind and wind-generated power. The challenge is finding a way to export it to eager buyers. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

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We Alaskans

Bella Hammond: A reclusive, no-nonsense activist

This fall will mark 10 years since the passing of former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond at age 83, and the only part of living at Lake Clark that nags at his wife Bella is that “Jay isn’t here to enjoy it.” And she’s certain that if Jay were around today, he’d be as involved as ever in Alaska’s political landscape.Steve Kahn