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
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
Police say a 24-year-old Anchorage man has been arrested in connection with two armed robberies and one attempted robbery at the end of January.
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The check for the unusually large fine arrived months late, after campaign finance regulators threatened to send the matter to the attorney general for collection.
Alex DeMarban
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
After nearly two decades of debate and planning, the Spenard Road reconstruction project is positioned to receive $13.8 million from a city bond proposal. The municipality's promotional machine is in overdrive.
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The Kenai Fire Department marshal said frozen ground may have acted as a lid, forcing escaped natural gas to migrate through houses, where it was ignited. Alaska NewsAlex DeMarban

News & Politics

Ex-Alaska medevac operator tells jury of encounters with defendant in fraud cause

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

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Anchorage School Board may have violated law with secret decision

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.Charles Wohlforth

Adventure

For Alaska runners, more races, more frills, more expense

Many Southcentral Alaska races have grown in popularity while more and more new races crop up ever year. That leaves stalwart Alaska racers with more options than ever while the bar of entry for new racers or would-be runners feels lower and less scary. Alli Harvey

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Russia to present revised UN claim to Arctic Ocean seabed

A senior Russian government official on Tuesday formally presented to the United Nations his country’s claim to Arctic Ocean seabed, including an area under the North Pole.Andrew E. Kramer | The New York Times

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We Alaskans

Intensely Inuit: Photographer captures life in remote Alaska

With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. Tara Young

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