When I got a call last December asking me if I’d accept a state appointment, I turned it down even though I wanted to say yes. I was worried about the scrutiny I’d suffer in the vetting process. For this same reason, I’ve never run for office even though I’ve wanted to.

Lynne Curry
Alaska Travel Publications LLP, a subsidiary of PR Services of Whitehorse, Yukon, has purchased The Skagway News, the Juneau Empire reports. The paper has been for sale since 2010.Associated Press
Can you fire employees who use your company name and logo while trashing their supervisor on social media? Plus handling harassment and managing Generation Z.Lynne Curry
The owners of the 4th Avenue Theatre want to incorporate parts of the defunct movie house in a downtown Anchorage complex that includes a 28-story tower combining housing and a hotel.Mike Dunham
The next few years would be a rarity in a basin where oil production has been consistently declining for nearly three decades, with only a brief uptick. Eric Lidji | Petroleum News
A mill on Prince of Wales Island was cleared to begin felling trees last week under a court ruling in the fight over a timber sale in Tongass National Forest. Jeannette Lee Falsey
When most of us describe encounters with others with whom we conflict, we explain how we acted reasonably and the other person made life difficult for us. We leave certain facts out.Lynne Curry
A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage.Laine Welch
Most people believe they have their homes and rental properties adequately insured against unforeseen disasters. The policy gaps are evident only when a problem occurs. Then you find out what is not covered.Barbara Ramsey,Clair Ramsey

Abigail "Abbey" Gamboa of Anchorage's East High School was the lucky winner of a 2014 Jeep Compass Tuesday, thanks to her perfect school attendance.

Erik Hill