The chief of the Barrow Volunteer Fire Department, a nephew of state Rep. Ben Nageak, was fatally shot in an incident involving a North Slope Borough police officer early Wednesday, according to borough officials.

Chris Klint
President Obama's budget request to Congress includes $400 million "to cover the unique circumstances confronting vulnerable Alaskan communities," including money to pay for village relocation.Chris Mooney | The Washington Post

Sometimes success begets success, so Anchorage photographer Brian Adams will spend a full year visiting two dozen villages to document the people and places of rural Alaska.

Tara Young
A Quinhagak man who troopers say left his home Wednesday morning in a possible attempt to take his own life was found alive more than 12 hours later.Alaska Dispatch News
A home in the Western Alaska village of Crooked Creek burned down Tuesday evening in a fire that troopers tracked to an unattended appliance.Alaska Dispatch News
A deceased male was found in the home of Thomas "Tommy" Tom of Aniak, according to Alaska State Troopers, who are now searching for Tom. Laurel Andrews
Mayor Sheila Minock announced the lockdown after hearing reports of a person on the run who’s suspected to have shot someone in Aniak.Anna Rose MacArthur
In a Bush town where living often is rough, a shortage of Bethel city truck drivers, mechanics and trucks themselves for weeks has disrupted delivery of one of the basic necessities: water.Lisa Demer
A Bethel man who strangled his girlfriend and stayed in his apartment with her body for five days a year ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for murder.Lisa Demer
Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”Charles Enoch | KYUK Public Media