Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.
Lisa Demer
The nation’s top official for veterans affairs will travel to Alaska in August to attend the Alaska Native Health Board's annual “Mega Meeting,” according to the VA and health board.
Tegan Hanlon
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ConocoPhillips Alaska operations remained profitable even while oil prices plunged over the last year.
Pat Forgey
Some of Alaska’s social services agencies said this week they’re barely scraping by in the face of delayed grant funding by the state brought on by the late budget from the Legislature and a new state computer accounting system. 
Devin Kelly
Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation.EnergyHal Bernton,Evan Bush,Yereth Rosen
A social media war is brewing in South Anchorage Senate district where Jeff Landfield is challenging Sen. Lesil McGuire in the 2016 Republican primary.PoliticsDevin Kelly
This summer, 16-year-old Wallace​ Ungwiluk has a decision to make — stay home and try to win Gambell its first championship in 30 years or move to Seattle and potentially be seen by college scouts.High School SportsLaura Kraegel | KNOM
A reader wonders what might happen if her town off the road system opts out of legal cannabis sales. Will she be able to buy it elsewhere and have it air-shipped home, as she can with alcohol?Highly InformedScott Woodham

News & Politics

Hoonah-bound plane crashed when it hit a spruce and broke in two, says NTSB

A commuter-plane crash that left one dead and four seriously injured this month occurred when the single-engine Cessna hit a large spruce tree at about 1,250 feet above sea level, according to a preliminary government report issued Thursday.  Erica Martinson

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Voices

Medicaid expansion and reform: Separating wheat from chaff

OPINION: Alaska should ignore the huffy-puffy political talk and create a citizens' oversight panel to monitor, verify and report on the progress of Medicaid expansion and reform.Tara Jollie

Adventure

Nervy bikers can zoom downhill (and ride up) on 3 courses at Alyeska

Beginners would do well to stick to easier trails around the Bear Cub Quad until they’ve mastered the basics of hurtling downhill on two wheels. Trails reached from the other two lifts -- Ted’s Express and the Glacier Bowl Express -- are more suitable for intermediate and advanced riders.  Lisa Maloney

Arctic

Shell icebreaker heads north after police force protesters from Portland bridge

Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation.Hal Bernton,Evan Bush,Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

  • Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night after an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people.

  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the committee, championed the bill, which passed by a party-line vote of 12-10. She said lifting the ban would turn the U.S. into an energy superpower.

We Alaskans

Office politics: The Alaska congressional delegation as seen in their D.C. work environs

What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson