The North Slope Borough says Vincent Nageak III, chief of the Barrow Volunteer Fire Department, confronted borough police officers and pointed a shotgun at them before an officer fatally shot him on Wednesday.

Chris Klint
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,Laurel Andrews
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
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.Laurel Andrews
Clark Dixon, former host of the Sportsman Channel show “Syndicate Hunting,” was sentenced Thursday in Anchorage federal court to 16 months in prison for years of illegal hunting in Noatak National Preserve.Jerzy Shedlock
A decade's worth of sampling has revealed the presence of algae-related toxins in marine mammals in the Arctic Ocean, a new study finds -- the farthest north these toxins, associated with warmer waters, have ever been found.Yereth Rosen