Audie Setters, a Texas consultant hired last fall under former Gov. Sean Parnell but retained by Gov. Bill Walker, said his contract ended on Monday and was not renewed, part of an amicable parting as the project heads toward a possible slowdown.Alex DeMarban
The mini tyrannosaur, duck-billed swamp-stompers, armor-headed planteaters and other dinosaurs found in northern Alaska hint of a story that is theirs alone. That tale is separate from the one we learned as kids.Ned Rozell
U.S. District Court Judge Russel Holland shared personal thoughts and behind-the-scenes stories about the 26 years of litigation surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill Thursday in an Anchorage courtroom.Jerzy Shedlock
Ann Pickard, who took the reins of Shell's exploration efforts in Alaska's Arctic offshore waters after the company's troubled 2012 drilling season, will join the board of Houston-based construction company KBR in December and retire from Shell in February.Alaska Dispatch News
For the third time since the late 1990s, federal regulators have launched an environmental review for a plan to develop Liberty, an Arctic offshore oil field in federal waters off Alaska's North Slope that has languished without development.Yereth Rosen
The possibility was raised a few years ago when seafood workers in Dutch Harbor noticed that some of the cod they were processing came with extra features -- partially digested birds in the fish stomachs. Yereth Rosen
The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor hit just after 7 a.m. and was centered 58 miles southeast of Atka.The Associated Press
The Fortingall Yew, Europe's oldest tree, decided it was time for a gender change.Olivia Lowenberg
A humpback whale entangled in fishing gear in Unalaska Bay ended up giving its body to art and science last week. It was towed toward town with a skiff by Qawalangin Tribe members, who plan to salvage the baleen for art projects.Jim Paulin | Dutch Harbor Fisherman
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that between 36 and 56 million sockeye will return to Bristol Bay next summer, another big year even if the total comes in at the low end. Molly Dischner | Bristol Bay Times