Minors traveling the Alaska Marine Highway System will need more than a note from their parents to travel alone. A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation said the old policy was outdated. Megan Edge
Alaska Airlines Board Room members can now access the company's members-only lounges by scanning their fingerprints instead of showing ID, a feature the company introduced with its eye on possibly expanding the program to other areas of the airport. Laurel Andrews
Fairbanksans behave a bit differently in the winter weather. In fact, they’ve started inviting guests from around the world to see the sights of Alaska’s far north: the ice, the snow and the northern lights.
A ferry deal with Vigor Alaska is part of a broader Alaska effort to grow industries through subsidies -- including rockets in Kodiak and a film industry in Anchorage and elsewhere. But many of those efforts began before the state fell into deficit spending, and Alaska is now dipping into savings to continue those subsidies.Pat Forgey