Re-Locate, a Kivalina group working to move the community threatened by coastal erosion, was one of 38 recipients -- among 1,300 applicants --  of a grant from ArtPlace America. The money will be used to integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development.

Jillian Rogers
City leaders in the Western Alaska hub of Bethel are pushing back against a state’s board rejection of their effort to block alcohol sales for now.Lisa Demer
Benjamin Beaver Jr., 28, was traveling with a juvenile from Napakiak to Atmautluak when their boat struck a sandbar and sank in the Johnson River, troopers said.Megan Edge
EPA officials said Thursday the borough from 2012 to 2014 stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a required storage permit. Associated Press
Last week, officials announced updates to an agreement that allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel between the two countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.Ryan Schuessler | The Washington Post
Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.Lisa Demer
For four villages affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest, help is on its way in the form of 10,000 pounds of halibut.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
This summer, 16-year-old Wallace​ Ungwiluk has a decision to make — stay home and try to win Gambell its first championship in 30 years or move to Seattle and potentially be seen by college scouts.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
This fall’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will feature a famed Southeast artist and her artist grandson as the keynote speakers, AFN announced this week.Lisa Demer
The initial investigation of the incident that put a gash in the Finnish icebreaker hired by Shell suggests -- but does not conclude -- that a previously uncharted Unalaska Bay shoal was to blame.Yereth Rosen