Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk had suffered injuries when his son found him dead Monday afternoon, investigators say, but police wouldn't describe the injuries due to an ongoing investigation.
Chris Klint
Alaska’s cannabis industry will need to meet Permanent Fund dividend residency requirements after the Marijuana Control Board reversed an earlier decision Tuesday morning.
Laurel Andrews
Job growth, however slight, continued in Alaska for the first six months of 2015, a result that was not particularly different from the same figures over the last decade, according to data released by the state Department of Labor.
Jeannette Lee Falsey
Alaska businesses should be on guard against an increase in email attacks targeting their bank accounts from scammers claiming to be employees, the Better Business Bureau says.
Chris Klint
Murkowski used an Energy and Natural Resources Committee to reiterate her call for Arctic-specific terms that are longer than the standard 10-year duration that applies to federal offshore oil and gas leases.
Yereth Rosen
Shallow permafrost lies beneath the surface of more than a third of mainland Alaska, but 16 percent to 24 percent will disappear by the end of the century, the study concludes.ScienceYereth Rosen
Investigating a string of thefts within a company can be difficult, but simply firing a suspect isn't the best way to proceed. BusinessLynne Curry
Opinion: Joseph Murphy helped many people before he died while in protective custody in a Juneau jail cell, where help was denied when he needed it most. CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
Atz Kilcher, star of the Discovery Channel reality show "Alaska: The Last Frontier," is looking to build up a site at Fox River where young people can gather to work on art projects.KenaiThe Associated Press

News & Politics

Murkowski: Tough Arctic conditions, regulations justify more flexible offshore oil leasing

Murkowski used an Energy and Natural Resources Committee to reiterate her call for Arctic-specific terms that are longer than the standard 10-year duration that applies to federal offshore oil and gas leases.Yereth Rosen

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Alaska students deserve a brighter line than AOGA gave between political advocacy and science

OPINION: Educational support materials from industry groups like the Alaska Oil and Gas Association must be kept clearly separate from any political activity or advocacy. Alaska students deserve nothing less.Bob Williams

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The last kid in Cold Bay

In Cold Bay, a shrinking town just a short hop from Alaska's Aleutian Islands, 13-year-old Wake Kremer has a lot of freedom. He drove a pickup and ran a business before he was a teenager. But last month, after the closure of the town school, the mayor flew out with his twin boys in tow, and Wake Kremer officially became the last school-aged kid in Cold Bay. Is there a future for this remote Alaska outpost? Michelle Theriault Boots


Aces and Wichita engineer 4-player trade

The Aces shipped defenseman Landon Oslanski and winger Dean Chelios to the Thunder, who moved defenseman Daniel Johnston and forward Anthony Deluca.Doyle Woody


Lattes behind bars: Barista training at Alaska prison paves way for jobs on the outside

For the last seven years, a coffee stand inside Hiland Mountain Correctional Center has served up espresso to staff, inmates and visitors as both a fundraiser and skill builder.Suzanna Caldwell


Despite Alaska’s economic woes, Nome focuses on Arctic port future

Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of its multi-year and multi-billion dollar plan to drill in the Chukchi, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers put its plan for a deep draft Arctic port on hold. But at city meetings in Nome, all eyes are fixed on the future and a strategic plan to position its port for Arctic growth.Emily Russell | KNOM


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When moose and motorcycle collide on an Alaska road

A solid, sickening thump could be heard on impact, and left a motorcyclist wondering if her riding partner and husband was seriously hurt, or worse after a collision with an Alaska moose.Yonah Lempert Luecken