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

Hyder sits at the southeast corner of the Last Frontier, cut off from the rest of the state but connected by road to nearby Stewart, British Columbia. The ties between Hyder and Stewart run deep, spanning a century of cooperation that has made this one of Alaska's most unusual communities.

Loren Holmes
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
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.Lisa Demer
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News