Alaska Rep. Max Gruenberg, a long-time House member, has died.
Nathaniel Herz
A surprising spike in the number of Alaska children in foster care appears rooted both in a heroin epidemic as well as a more aggressive response by a state agency to reports of endangered children, state officials say.
Lisa Demer
A car hit and killed a man who was crossing East Fifth Avenue near Merrill Field Saturday night, police said. This is at least the third pedestrian death on that block in the past year and a half. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Renewable energy company Juneau District Heating on Tuesday announced plans to build a heat pump system that can provide heat to downtown Juneau using technology that pulls energy from Gastineau Channel.
Suzanna Caldwell
In the past year, a coalition of Anchorage churches has stepped up efforts to find solutions for what they say is a critical shortage of detox beds outside of emergency rooms in the city.AnchorageDevin Kelly
“Blonde Indian” is so Alaskan, so personal, yet it is also the most literary of books in that it reads like a prose poem.  I wasn’t the only one squirming in my seat and covering my eyes, when author Ernestine Hayes relentlessly read Young Tom’s drunken monologue, delivered as he drowned.      We AlaskansHeather Lende
The basic science of climate change is surprisingly easy to understand. We can argue about a lot of related issues, but agreeing on core facts would help everyone.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
Guns and cannabis are common things Alaskans carry, but what about both at once?Highly InformedScott Woodham

News & Politics

State OKs Ahtna plan to drill for gas near Glennallen

Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas has issued a notice approving the drilling of the Tolsona gas exploration well near Glennallen by Ahtna Inc., the Native regional corporation for the Copper River region.Alan Bailey | Petroleum News

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Voices

Alaska Senate leaders: We need guns on UA campuses

If you are a politician, misdirection is as familiar as the Pledge of Allegiance. Get people to waste their energy fighting over imaginary problems and they will be distracted from real budget questions about services and taxes.  Dermot Cole

Nation/World

  • Justice Antonin Scalia, whose transformative legal theories, vivid writing and outsize personality made him a leader of a conservative intellectual renaissance in his three decades on the Supreme Court, was found dead on Saturday at a resort in West Texas, according to a statement from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He was 79.

     

  • Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving member of the current Supreme Court and an intellectual leader of the conservative legal movement, died Saturday, and his death set off an immediate political battle about the future of the court and its national role.

We Alaskans

DeeDee's hellish year

After dealing with her mother's death, her husband's illness and a devastating fire, the beloved Alaska musher needs the Iditarod more than ever.Debra McKinney

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