Arthur Keyes made his name as a tireless farm promoter who helped start several markets. He replaces a Palin appointee whom Gov. Bill Walker last year asked to leave the position. 
Zaz Hollander
The chief of the Barrow Volunteer Fire Department, a nephew of state Rep. Ben Nageak, was fatally shot in an incident involving a North Slope Borough police officer early Wednesday, according to borough officials.
Chris Klint,Laurel Andrews
At the start, before Mark Avery’s spectacular fall from his Anchorage aviation empire, he was working with a medevac operator and pilot who had extensive experience and a contract with a major rural Alaska health care provider.
Lisa Demer
The Republican-controlled Alaska Senate majority caucus announced Wednesday that it had added a member who jumped ship from the minority: Donny Olson, who represents Northwest Alaska.
Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Court System will likely see hundreds of requests for interpreting services this year, and that volume has staff looking to technology to streamline what can become a complex and costly process.Alaska NewsHope Miller
The Anchorage School Board apparently violated the Alaska Open Meetings Act in October when it decided in secret not to renew the contract of Superintendent Ed Graff, according to the state's foremost authority on the law.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
COMMENT: If Alaska hopes to have a stable, educated and healthy future workforce, it needs to take care of it now, while it’s still in diapers, or spend exponentially more down the road.CommentaryJill Burke
In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.Nation-WorldJoel Achenbach, Rachel Feltman | Washington Post

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