At the final debate before Tuesday's mayoral runoff election, Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski sparred over personal, social and municipal issues.
Devin Kelly
Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau to Seattle when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems. The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.
Associated Press
Every spring, Judy Connolly makes a call to investigators to see if there's any news in the violent 1978 death of her daughter, Shelley Connolly. It's a call she's been making for a long time, still looking for answers in a 37-year-old murder.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a report from boaters who said they found human remains in a remote part of the Chena River State Recreation Area Saturday.
Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers said 38-year-old Justin P. Davidson, of Wasilla, was pronounced dead at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Sunday following a single-vehicle rollover crash near Wasilla.
Alaska Dispatch News
Mariana Morari, a UAA alumna, hopes to coordinate the first-ever graduation ceremony in her impoverished hometown in the Eastern European country of Moldova. First item on her list to make it happen? The iconic graduation gowns.EducationLaurel Andrews
In the last few years, researchers with UAF have drilled at Pilgrim Springs, looking for the hottest spots amid the steaming pools and snowless fields. They and others with private firms and the state are trying to determine if Pilgrim's energy might be a source of geothermal power for Alaska.ScienceNed Rozell
An excerpt from "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer," the new book by Heather Lende of Haines, chock full of plainspoken good sense.BooksHeather Lende
Alaska winters are long, dark and cold and the coming of summer is greeted with relief and delight. However, that delight is tempered by the arrival of another sign of summer -- the mosquito.Alaska NewsDorothy Chomicz

News & Politics

Pebble mine backers aren't ready to give up the gold

Backers of the proposed Pebble mine aren't done fighting the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental activists, fishing groups and others to keep the massive proposed gold and copper mine alive. Erica Martinson

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Adventure

Watch while gray whales chow down in Resurrection Bay this spring

When the first gray whale breached, it caught many of us off guard. My 10-year-old pointed toward the stern, mouth hanging open, as again and again the gray whale presented us with an impressive display of marine mammal athleticism. The atmosphere was electric after that. Erin Kirkland

Culture

Finding the good

An excerpt from "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer," the new book by Heather Lende of Haines, chock full of plainspoken good sense.Heather Lende

Arctic

Rosneft readies more Kara Sea mapping

The company, hit by Western sanctions and low oil prices, is postponing drilling, but it says seismic mapping is still a go. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Nation/World

  • Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. Both Fiorina and Carson have the potential to help the GOP win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016.

  • Two gunmen were killed after they opened fire Sunday evening outside an event hosted by an anti-Islam group in Garland, Texas, featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, local officials said.

We Alaskans

Mother’s dilemma: Tidepools in a Juneau downpour or ‘Monster High’ on TV?

When Sunday dawned at 36 degrees with torrential rain, does anybody really think beachcombing with the kids in Juneau is a swell idea?Libby Bakalar