A Bethel janitor and father who preyed on the friends of his daughters and girls in the commercial building where he worked will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing a dozen girls.Lisa Demer
Closing arguments were presented Monday in Anchorage federal court as the trial against Southwest Alaska mine operator James Slade neared its conclusion.Jerzy Shedlock
Troopers say John Fred Roberts of Venetie was arrested Sunday on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Alex Tritt.Associated Press

Casey Clark and Courtney Sessum of the University of Alaska Fairbanks collect samples for testing from walrus bones unearthed at the Point Franklin archaeological dig on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the Barrow Arctic Research Center. 

Erik Hill

The bluffs that include the Ukkuqsi archaeological site continue to erode in Barrow. The site once again yielded human remains following a late-August storm. 

Erik Hill,Kamala Kelkar
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association took another step away from prior efforts to fight Pebble Mine with the election of a new board president.Molly Dischner
Dillingham’s request to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district is officially on hold while a competing request from Manokotak catches up.Molly Dischner
I am home and I do not return as a high school English teacher. I do not return married, but divorced. I do not return well traveled, ready to teach others about life and the world. I have relaxed and realize I am simply part of this community, ready to learn from my 92-year-old grandpa.Laureli Ivanoff
When Shell announced it would end its entire program in the offshore U.S. Arctic, the hyperbole and finger-pointing began in earnest. But the record shows that much of the blame-placing and credit-taking is based on misunderstandings and myths.Yereth Rosen

At a lab in Barrow, researchers affiliated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks are cutting into old Pacific walrus bones discovered at a site near Point Franklin on Alaska's Arctic coast. 

Erik Hill