A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.
Seismic activity within the Shishaldin volcano, located on Alaska's Aleutian Island, increased overnight Sunday. Small explosions within the volcano have been occurring steadily for months, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Monday.
Anchorage police reported Sunday they responded to nearly a half-dozen reports involving weapons in the city in the course of a few hours, as well as an impromptu 200-person dance party downtown that grew as bars closed for the night.
Alaskans are embracing CrossFit workouts, with "boxes" popping up in strip malls and industrial parks around the state. The low-cost, low-tech gyms are affordable to open, and the intense workouts, popular with hard-core athletes, are increasingly attracting a broader range of fans of all ages.
For the state's (and nation's) largest fishery -- Alaska pollock -- the Eastern Bering Sea stock has more than doubled its 10-year average to top 9 million tons, or 20 billion pounds. And the stock is healthy and growing, according to annual surveys. BusinessLaine Welch
The more than decade-long battle over a road out of Juneau has been fought in court, in the Legislature and city assemblies and at the ballot box. Now it is being fought with dueling studies.Pat Forgey
The 2014 Great Alaska Shootout marks the first time the traditional Thanksgiving tourney will be held in UAA's brand-spanking-new Alaska Airlines Center, which marks a big change for the long-running event. Here are some of the pertinent factoids.Alaska Dispatch News
Ice-covered lakes are not unusual this time of year in Alaska. What is unusual is the lack of snow on top of the ice, leaving backcountry skaters such as Anchorage’s Kevin Turinsky a little gaga. “Yesterday, we went to Nancy Lake, and the conditions were just sublime," he said. Brian Brettschneider
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation on Monday, the first Cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Barack Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaught of global crises.
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News