A 7-year-old boy from the Northwest Alaska village of Shungnak died early Thursday after he and other children found a pistol they thought was a toy, according to troopers.
Tegan Hanlon
Less than two weeks after the Bethel district attorney was told she was being forced out, the prosecutor tapped to fill in until a replacement is named has announced his resignation.
Lisa Demer
After months of fruitless negotiations with the city, Uber has announced it will suspend its Anchorage service.
Sean Doogan
Jamie Cordell, 43, was sentenced to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter, state prosecutors said Friday. The sentence was handed down nearly a year after Cordell's trial.
Jerzy Shedlock
A snowmachine an Arctic village uses for emergency response was stolen from the Public Safety building and recovered with extensive damage, Alaska State Troopers said. 
Megan Edge
PETA claims dogs "are forced to run an average of more than 100 miles per day" in the race and notes that "at least 23 dogs used in the Iditarod have died since just 2004.''IditablogCraig Medred
A final report by Alaska Local Boundary Commission staff recommends the Mat-Su community become a second-class city if voters say yes. Mat-SuZaz Hollander
A group of Hatcher Pass snowmachiners on a "protest" ride through a closed area got ticketed last week, exposing a deep rift between the area's well-established motorized community and the state park rangers who decide when they get to go. OutdoorsZaz Hollander
Jeff King and Dallas Seavey describe the conditions and decisions that led to one of the most unpredictable finishes in Iditarod history.
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Marc Lester

News & Politics

Princess Cruises to cut Alaska fleet by 1 in 2016

Princess Cruises will transfer the 672-passenger Pacific Princess, the smallest ship in its Alaska fleet, to Europe after the 2015 cruise season, leaving six vessels plying the state's waters.Megan Edge

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Cuts to remote Alaska fire station may save money now, but risk greater cost later

OPINION: The state can cut a wildfire office staff, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any fires to put out. Cut the capacity to stop a fire cheaply when it’s small, and you pay big later.Carey Restino


West girls, Bartlett boys advance in CIC hoops

Fifth-seeded Eagles girls advance to a semifinal Friday against top-seeded East at West High, and the fifth-seeded Bartlett boys advance to play a semifinal Friday against top-seeded West.Alaska Dispatch News


Despite rough working conditions, Hooper Bay carver puts his mark on bones and ivory

In a wind-hammered house on the frozen edge of the Bering Sea, in a tiny closet housing a broken old furnace, just past the bathroom with no running water, carver Steven Stone hunches over driftwood and whale bone, walrus ivory and prehistoric mastodon tusks to make something new.Lisa Demer


Arctic development requires federal investment, Senate panel told

As Arctic waters open up for oil drilling, commercial shipping and even cruise ships, the United States needs to invest in icebreakers, maps and weather forecasting for the region. That was the consensus of senators, the Obama administration's Arctic envoy and expert witnesses during a Senate hearing Thursday.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers