The application by Bethel Native Corp., through Bethel Spirits LLC, for a liquor store in Bethel was put on hold Wednesday during a meeting of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in Fairbanks.

Alex DeMarban
The City of Dillingham’s petition to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district has been re-filed with the Local Boundary Commission, starting what may be a yearlong review process.Dave Bendinger
The $5 million Packer Creek hydroelectric project -- a relatively simple run-of-the-river system -- is now operational and providing power for the village of about 70 residents.Hannah Colton
Rural residents on two parts of the Kuskokwim River will get another chance to fish for salmon Friday afternoon and evening, federal managers announced Thursday.Lisa Demer
A former slave owner and Confederate general propelled to the office of South Carolina governor by a terror campaign no longer will be honored with a Western Alaska census area in his name, according to the governor's office.Lisa Demer
Village residents will get a chance to fish for salmon on a stretch of the Kuskokwim River Monday -- but it will be brief and in a small area.Lisa Demer
Gov. Bill Walker has made it official: He is changing the name of a census area in Western Alaska from that of a slave owner who never set foot there to that of the region's tallest mountains.Lisa Demer
A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.Yereth Rosen
A regulation meant to protect Arctic walruses prohibits simultaneous operation of two drill rigs within 15 miles of each other. That means Shell's Chukchi well sites, which are clustered together, likely won't be drilled simultaneously, an Interior spokeswoman says. Yereth Rosen
A burn ban was lifted Tuesday in many parts of Alaska but remains in place in Anchorage and Western Alaska, the Division of Forestry announced. Laurel Andrews,Zaz Hollander