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 by 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
Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas has issued a notice approving the drilling of the Tolsona gas exploration well near Glennallen by Ahtna Inc., the Native regional corporation for the Copper River region.Alan Bailey | Petroleum News
Since Teck Alaska, which operates Red Dog Mine in the Northwest Arctic Borough, sued the borough in superior court in January, stakeholders across the region have been voicing concerns about the ramifications of the potential outcomes of negotiations.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.Laurel Andrews