Alaska State Troopers say the motorcyclist who died in a crash on the Seward Highway Friday evening was pursued and later hit by a trooper's patrol car. 
Zaz Hollander
A $390,000 grant from the Mat-Su Health Foundation will allow the Mat-Su Borough to install LED lights on 2 1/2 miles of trail in the Government Peak Recreation Area near Hatcher Pass.
Mike Campbell
Alaska State Troopers and Mat-Su emergency responders were en route to a report of two rafts overturned in the Matanuska River near Chickaloon Saturday, but initial reports said everyone was OK. 
Zaz Hollander
Whaling crews and helpers took turns cutting up muktuk into bite-sized pieces Monday afternoon in Barrow as the celebration of Nalukataq marked the end of whaling season.
Jillian Rogers
Gov. Bill Walker vetoed the $175,000 state grant given to the group that's been lobbying in vain to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, but that doesn't mean he's opposed to oil development there — only that it's time to find a new way, he said.
Pat Forgey
Hundreds of abandoned and derelict vessels litter Alaska shorelands from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Aleutians to Southeast, and the cost of removing them is easily in the tens of millions of dollars.EnvironmentLisa Demer
In Washington, state agencies, ports and local governments can apply to get up to 90 percent of the removal cost reimbursed, though they look first to the vessel's owner. Abandoning a vessel in Washington now is a misdemeanor crime.EnvironmentLisa Demer
A pilot and paragliding instructor wants to build an aerial adventure course and zip line at Hilltop Ski Area, but that plan has been snarled by a conflict between the city and the operator of the ski area.AnchorageDevin Kelly
Much has changed since July 1915, when Leon Urbach opened his one-room shop on Fourth Avenue. Of all the businesses that cropped up in Seward's early days, Urbach's is the only one still open and wholly in the hands of the same family that started it a century ago.BusinessJeannette Lee Falsey

News & Politics

Washington state solution for derelict vessels may be a model for Alaska

In Washington, state agencies, ports and local governments can apply to get up to 90 percent of the removal cost reimbursed, though they look first to the vessel's owner. Abandoning a vessel in Washington now is a misdemeanor crime.Lisa Demer

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