The body of a missing Yute Air pilot was discovered Monday, inside of the wreckage of the aircraft he was flying when it crashed, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Megan Edge
Ten environmental groups are challenging a federal agency in court over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska's northwest coast, in hopes of halting or delaying Shell's plans to drill in Arctic waters.
Dan Joling
The U.S. Senate passed a bill late Monday to establish a commission to find out how federal programs can better serve the nation's struggling Native youth.
Erica Martinson
For the second year in a row, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska said it needs rate increases of more than 35 percent in the individual health insurance market, in large part because it had 37 customers in the first quarter this year who had $4.1 million in claims among them.
Dermot Cole
Anchorage police on Tuesday identified a body discovered on an area beach as that of Joseph Daniel Belmont, who had been reported missing in mid-April. The body was spotted May 29 by a couple walking their dog on Kincaid Park beach. 
Laurel Andrews
A defendant in a major Western Alaska pollution case has changed his mind and is withdrawing from his agreement to plead guilty, according to filings in U.S. District Court in Anchorage this week.Crime & JusticeLisa Demer
The state Department of Fish and Game has budgeted $40,000 for a test fishery on the Kuskokwim River near Aniak to provide information on when -- and if -- various species of salmon reach upriver waters, a state management biologist said.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
After a career of being bullied in the workplace, a reader has decided to take a stand — but wants some advice about how to do that. BusinessLynne Curry

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Voices

3 ways Alaskans can start taking local, state and national government back

OPINION: People say we citizens can exert power our state and national representatives by using a little something called "the vote." True. But for some reason, we don’t use the only resource we have.Dave Atcheson

Adventure

Long stretch of Powerline Pass trail will be closed for months this summer

Intermittent closures on parts of the Chugach State Park trail will begin this month. Then the entire trail from Powerline Pass to Indian will be closed in July and August, when construction activity will include helicopters near the trail bringing in large power poles.Mike Campbell

Sports

Prep season wraps with East chasing 4th straight softball crown

The last three high school state championships of the school year drop this week with the baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage and two softball tournaments in Fairbanks.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

'Space Weird Thing': Watch David Bowie parody by Alaska Robotics

Juneau-based Alaska Robotics and musicians Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Seth Boyer teamed up to create a parody of David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity" with a twist. David Bowie's website picked up the parody days later, and the video is steadily racking up views. Laurel Andrews

Arctic

Japan wants wind power from Arctic Norway

Finnmark, Norway's northernmost county, has plenty of wind and wind-generated power. The challenge is finding a way to export it to eager buyers. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

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We Alaskans

Bella Hammond: A reclusive, no-nonsense activist

This fall will mark 10 years since the passing of former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond at age 83, and the only part of living at Lake Clark that nags at his wife Bella is that “Jay isn’t here to enjoy it.” And she’s certain that if Jay were around today, he’d be as involved as ever in Alaska’s political landscape.Steve Kahn