Alaska News

A Spanish oil company and its partner have announced further promising results at an oil reservoir on Alaska's North Slope, and have begun the process to obtain permits for the project.

Alex DeMarban
After six years of hearing statements from nearly 7,000 survivors and witnesses of abuse at Indian Residential Schools in Canada, three commissioners released their findings of "cultural genocide" Tuesday in a 360-page report. Yukoners gathered to hear the calls to action streamed live from Ottawa.Aimee O'Connor | Whitehorse Daily Star
With the flow of money from Juneau drying up, the free public watering hole in Fox, a state-funded Fairbanks tradition, may soon be run by a private entity.Dermot Cole
Kenai police said Wednesday that a family missing since last May, and whose remains were found in March, were victims of a murder-suicide.Megan Edge
A 37-year-old man -- wanted on two outstanding $20,000 warrants -- was arrested early Wednesday morning after an hourslong standoff, during which police say he falsely reported a shooting at a nearby address.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said a 6-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl intentionally set fire to the Grayling school. The fire was quickly extinguished, but not before damaging the building.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said a Togiak teen drowned when he fell into a tidal creek after inhaling gas along its banks Tuesday morning.Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska House-Senate conference committee met for the first time Wednesday morning and formally laid out the budget dispute among lawmakers that’s kept them six weeks past the scheduled end of their legislative session. Then it recessed without taking any action.Nathaniel Herz
Layoffs for 10,000 Alaska state workers, as could happen if legislative budget negotiators remain stymied, may not provide all the cost savings hoped for if those laid-off workers keep collecting government checks.Pat Forgey

About 3,000 artifacts excavated during the historic Canadian Arctic Expedition are on loan to the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, where they are being studied and copied to create a virtual collection.

Yereth Rosen