Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.
Lisa Demer
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.
Pat Forgey
Alaska State Troopers say a 31-year-old woman had a gun outside of the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward Monday and "stated she would kill herself if the convicted killers were not released."
Tegan Hanlon
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 items compiled in a report from the new mayor's transition team.
Devin Kelly
With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.CommentaryDermot Cole
The 53-year-old Scot won seven of eight stages, including Monday's finale up Hatcher Pass, and tied for first in the other stage of the handcycle race.SportsDoyle Woody
Advantages to canning your catch in glass jars is that your fish is already cooked, sterilized and ready to eat once it’s processed. The jars of fish are good for camping and shipping to friends and family, and they make for quick easy meals.
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Tara Young
A scientist says researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating off Kodiak Island.WildlifeRachel D'Oro | Associated Press

News & Politics

Appeals court tosses one conviction in child sex abuse case, maintains another

A Superior Court judge erred in a child sex abuse case when he failed to follow court rules regarding admitting hearsay evidence, actions that have resulted in the Alaska Court of Appeals reversing a 99-year conviction, according to an appeals opinion.Jerzy Shedlock

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Congress will do anything to avoid talking gas taxes

With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.Dermot Cole

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Whether you've caught a beefy king salmon you can barely hoist, a small-but-gorgeous grayling or a colorful rainbow trout, give your fellow Alaskans a look. 
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USGS releases 5-year science strategy to keep pace with rapid change

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.Alaska Dispatch News

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Office politics: The Alaska congressional delegation as seen in their D.C. work environs

What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson