Future technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil-rights law to add protections for members of the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among the issues and suggestions in a report compiled by Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s transition team and issued Monday.
The research vessel Sikuliaq -- owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks -- will be working in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas through November on three research assignments. On its way, it stopped in Nome, where it welcomed visitors aboard. ArcticLaura Kraegel | KNOM
More than 2 inches of rain fell in some parts of Anchorage in less than 12 hours Saturday night and Sunday morning, an unusual event that left some parts of town flooded and residents displaced.AnchorageMichelle Theriault Boots,Shelby Lum
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Yereth Rosen
After years of missteps and scandal in its nuclear force, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time in the post-Cold War era. His mission: Restore institutional muscle and assert more influence on the force's behalf.