Former hurricane Oho, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, has produced high wind warnings from the National Weather Service as far north as Sitka, taking effect as early as 7 a.m. Friday.
Chris Klint
The village of Hooper Bay is grieving after the suicides of three young people in less than two weeks, the most recent one on Sunday night.
Lisa Demer
Alaska campaign finance regulators are investigating a political fundraising group for which Gov. Bill Walker’s deputy chief of staff served as treasurer.
Nathaniel Herz
Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the victim of a fiery plane crash near Houston High School Thursday afternoon.
Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
So far, the remains of 19 of the 52 airmen onboard the C-124 Globemaster II cargo plane that crashed in the Chugach Mountains have been identified.
Sean Doogan
Alaska's northernmost community is feasting on whale after a successful fall season that included 15 bowheads landed, plus a bonus whale whose death is under investigation.  Rural AlaskaAlex DeMarban
Annual crime data released last week by the FBI shows a 20 percent increase in murders over 2013, but it doesn't necessarily indicate a trend, one expert said.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
The U.S. Geological Survey released a study Tuesday suggesting that many local observers in Alaska are reporting greater variability in year-to-year berry harvests, though the reports themselves varied.Alaska NewsSuzanna Caldwell

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It's time for Alaska to pony up in taxes -- and guard the Permanent Fund

OPINION: Those want to avoid taxes at all costs would reduce the value of Alaska's Permanent Fund and do long-term damage to the state. Let's keep the Fund and pay our way.Clem Tillion


Researchers design simplified model for permafrost's climate impact

A team of researchers, including scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, have developed a new model for studying the interaction between permafrost and climate change -- one that focuses on the growing body of available permafrost data to simplify efforts to calculate the effects of warming temperatures.Asaf Shalev


  • The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria.

  • A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.

We Alaskans

Homeless in Anchorage, caught in brutal grip of Spice

I saw the faces of people who have come here for a better life or a new chance, but now are struggling. I saw Native elders and their children, and young people. I saw people searching desperately for work, hoping for a way to sustain themselves. Craig Headley

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