Loren Holmes / ADN
The Southwest Alaska village of Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to erosion. Of more than two dozen threatened villages in the state, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to move to higher ground.
Lisa Demer
A 52-year-old woman was killed and a 70-year-old man seriously injured in a Saturday afternoon crash on the Kenai Spur Highway.
Alaska Dispatch News
A wildfire near Mile 91 of the Parks Highway between Willow and Trapper Creek had burned about 35 acres, and crews were working to get it under control Saturday night.
Egan Millard
Small planes will be grounded for stretches in Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue during President Barack Obama’s visits to those towns over the next few days, the Federal Aviation Administration announced.
Lisa Demer
As winter looms, dozens of Willow residents are working with ever-increasing urgency to rebuild homes incinerated in the Sockeye Fire in June. Mat-SuZaz Hollander
Signs of the complicated security protocols underlying President Barack Obama's visit have been popping up around the state for weeks. What happens behind the scenes to pull it off?President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  EnvironmentYereth Rosen
I'll be upriver, where I've been every fall of my life, with my daughter, picking cranberries, glassing north for caribou, probably eating porcupine, and still hoping our president can see, share and experience a small part of this amazing land we call home.President Obama in AlaskaSeth Kantner

News & Politics

Audits question spending for still-unfinished evacuation center

A state financial audit details questionable spending by the old Newtok Traditional Council for an evacuation center, including double billings, an unsupported advance, retroactive pay and a lump sum paid to the chief executive of a tribal nonprofit corporation.Lisa Demer

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Mr. President, welcome to Alaska, America’s land of opportunity

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With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

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U.S. is seen as far behind in scramble for the Arctic

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On Alaska's North Slope, support for oil development as winter weakens

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A chef’s step-by-step guide to restaurant-style Alaska rockfish

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