After investing a fortune in community causes, Donlin Gold’s good name as a benefactor is bumping up against the enormity of what it proposes: a giant mine on a remote Southwest Alaska ridge.
Lisa Demer
When the White House held a summit on earthquake resilience last week, Alaska was conspicuously absent, a sign of the state's struggle to catch up with other earthquake-prone places when it comes to preparedness. 
Erica Martinson
A former Fairbanks chiropractor was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts in a murder-for-hire case.
Associated Press
Three Alaska organizations are working together to distribute equipment that Shell was using for its drilling explorations in the Arctic to hubs around the state for oil spill response.
Annie Zak
The Legislative Information Office fiasco is not just the doing of Rep. Mike Hawker. The Anchorage edifice could just as well have been dubbed the Chateau Chenault, the Taj McGuire or the Meyer Monument.CommentaryDermot Cole
When excess money is on the table, elites find ways to get their hands on it. The names on the doors in Juneau don’t matter much. We need to fix the system.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears.ScienceNed Rozell
A robotic "virtual tour guide" made its first trip through the Anchorage Museum Friday, drawing stares from grown-ups and greetings from kids.CultureMike Dunham

News & Politics

Skagway Assembly member to pay $600K in back taxes in plea deal

Daniel Henry, a member of the Skagway Assembly, plans to plead guilty to federal charges of willfully failing to file tax returns, and has to pay back more than $600,000 to the government as part of a plea deal. Jerzy Shedlock

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Out of the woods and in love

When Tom Kehrberg and Barb Towarak married in December, it marked a new beginning, in more ways than one. For Tom, it also signaled a goodbye to the homeless lifestyle he's known since the summer of 2014.Marc Lester

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