The co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee is married to an owner of a Juneau-area mining company that could benefit from construction of the proposed Juneau Access road project.
Nathaniel Herz
Anchorage Uber drivers had been giving only free rides since a Superior Court judge ruled on Oct. 13 that if they accepted payment, it would be a violation of city taxi ordinances.
Sean Doogan
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
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
John Springsteen is scheduled to move into the director’s office at the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority this March.
Jeannette Lee Falsey
The noisiest places found so far in the world’s oceans are some of the most scenic – saltwater fjords where glaciers drop chunks of blue-white ice, according to newly published data collected in Alaska and Antarctica.ScienceYereth Rosen
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

News & Politics

Company of senator's husband stands to benefit from state megaproject

The co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee is married to an owner of a Juneau-area mining company that could benefit from construction of the proposed Juneau Access road project.Nathaniel Herz

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Iditarod 2015

Expect Fairbanks start to guarantee a speedy Iditarod

There's a fine line between going out fast enough to win the Iditarod and going out so fast you don't have any chance of winning. In the week ahead, top contenders will play a game of trying to go fast without going too fast on an unfamiliar track.Craig Medred

Sports

East boys, Dimond girls earn CIC semifinal wins

The Dimond girls and East boys picked up wins on Friday in the semifinal round of the Cook Inlet Conference tournament at West High. Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Glacier ice in narrow fjords creates oceans' noisiest known conditions, study says

The noisiest places found so far in the world’s oceans are some of the most scenic – saltwater fjords where glaciers drop chunks of blue-white ice, according to newly published data collected in Alaska and Antarctica.Yereth Rosen

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