In any economy, some people can work for their neighbors -- fixing their roads, teaching their kids, selling them gas. But to bring anything in from outside, you need to have something that outsiders need.
Alaska's congressman unintentionally sparked a conversation about suicide and language with what a national expert called his "insulting" comments during a visit to Wasilla High School last week. Zaz Hollander
The annual "Success Inside and Out" conference held at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center is intended to inspire inmates to plan ahead for their release -- and keep them from returning to prison in the future.Devin Kelly
To get the carbon dioxide out of the air and down to the ice sheet, Beget proposes seeding the air over central Antarctica with monoethanolamine, a compound industry workers use to capture carbon dioxide before it exits smokestacks.Ned Rozell
A new estimate prepared by the Department of Revenue says that if oil prices average $85 for this fiscal year, state oil income from production taxes under the new law would drop to $475 million -- $1.2 billion less than predicted last spring, but still better than the state would have done under ACES.Dermot Cole
The Anchorage Police Department, Alaska State Troopers and other agencies participated in a women in law enforcement job fair Wednesday at the University of Alaska Anchorage, encouraging students to consider joining the thin blue line.Jerzy Shedlock
After a summer when subsistence fishing was shut down for critical spells along both the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the Obama administration has agreed to experiment with managing next year’s Kuskokwim salmon runs jointly with tribal organizations. Lisa Demer
The day Alaska Dispatch News published excerpts from a recording of Gov. Sean Parnell’s “town hall” with National Guard troops from which the public and media were barred, an official notified Army Guard members that “new guidance” from the Army bars soldiers from taking their smartphones and tablets to their military workplace.Richard Mauer,Jill Burke