Alaska Gov. Bill Walker toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront Wednesday before meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that his position against Arctic offshore oil drilling could hurt Alaska's economy.
Phuong Le | Associated Press
A 25-year-old Anchorage man was booked at the Anchorage jail early Wednesday after fleeing the scene of a collision that left his pregnant wife hospitalized as well as two children riding in the other vehicle, police said.
Megan Edge
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble mine with a predetermined goal to block the project.
Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
Three men walked away unharmed from a plane crash northwest of Port Alsworth Tuesday after their aircraft ran out of fuel mid-flight. “We carefully gassed up for 90 miles,” said one passenger on the plane. “And we had 110 to go.”
Alaska Dispatch News
One man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a shooting at a Butte residence early Wednesday morning, troopers said.
Zaz Hollander
The Republican-led House Finance Committee on Wednesday morning unveiled an offer to Democrats that seeks to break the Alaska Legislature’s budget stalemate by spending more for education and state workers, but ignores Medicaid expansion.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
Portage Pass weather is notoriously unpredictable, able to turn from pleasant to snotty to a deluge of rain quickly. Savvy Alaska hikers check the FAA webcam in Whitter before setting out.  OutdoorsLisa Maloney
Did this employee's boss promise a promotion and then go back on his word after the hard work was done? Or was the "promise" more a case of wishful thinking on the employee's part?BusinessLynne Curry

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7 ways Alaska could remove oil tax confusion and clarify revenue issues

OPINION: Addressing these specific areas of concern will disperse clouds of confusion and help Alaskans apply past savings and future North Slope oil revenues to the state’s fiscal needs.Richard Fineberg

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Top Arctic official says cooperation key for Arctic Council under US leadership

The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.Yereth Rosen

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We Alaskans

Dad's D-Day shoes

During World War II, Dad saved two lives when the destroyer he was serving on hit a mine and sank in the English Channel. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in action, but his bad luck with ships never really waned. Pete Garay