Houston, one of the few places in Southcentral Alaska where fireworks are generally legal, has officially banned their use and sales over the Fourth of July weekend, even as the state announced it was lifting a broader suspension of fireworks sales and canceling a burn prohibition across most of the state.
Zaz Hollander
The application by Bethel Native Corp., through Bethel Spirits LLC, for a liquor store in Bethel was put on hold Wednesday during a meeting of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in Fairbanks.
Alex DeMarban
Alaska's Marijuana Control Board will craft regulations surrounding legalized recreational and commercial marijuana. Of 132 applicants vying for the spots, here are the five chosen by Gov. Bill Walker.
Laurel Andrews
Two young men from Sand Point in Southwest Alaska have been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for burglarizing the town’s post office late last year.
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed state operating and capital budgets Monday, approving $9.8 billion in spending sought by the Legislature but vetoing a possible $200 million in controversial oil tax credits.
Pat Forgey
Family and friends are celebrating the legacy of Mildred Boesser, the tireless civil rights advocate who died just days after the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.Alaska NewsLisa Phu | KTOO News
A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.ArcticYereth Rosen
Alaska’s growing shellfish farming industry could be in trouble if it can’t overcome increasing ocean acidification, according to a new report published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. EnvironmentErica Martinson
Each year, hundreds of runners apply for the Mount Marathon lottery. The lucky ones rejoice, the unlucky ones endure.SportsDoyle Woody

News & Politics

After Supreme Court ruling, Alaska officially drops case challenging same-sex marriage

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday accepted a joint request from the state and plaintiffs' attorney that the appeal be dismissed following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.Suzanna Caldwell

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As Arctic ice continues to diminish in the summer months, shipping companies and other countries are increasingly taking advantage of available routes through the region. Can the U.S. catch up?
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