Princess Cruises will transfer the 672-passenger Pacific Princess, the smallest ship in its Alaska fleet, to Europe after the 2015 cruise season, leaving six vessels plying the state's waters.Megan Edge
OPINION: With a little imagination and the right attitude, Alaskans can pretend it's spring even in early March. The Bird-to-Gird trail is virtually ice- and snow-free, and a Homer beach walk can be inviting this time of year.Alli Harvey
COMMENT: A recent long weekend with few options for skiing or snowshoeing in Anchorage prompted us to make the three-hour drive south to see for ourselves how the community on Resurrection Bay is making lemonade from this lemony Alaska winter.Erin Kirkland
Alaska activities support about 113,000 jobs and over $6.1 billion in earnings in the Puget Sound region, according to a new report by the McDowell Group. Yereth Rosen
The proposed ferry system cuts, which also include reducing spending on advertising, would be about $8.9 million, according to information recently provided to a House Finance subcommittee.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to when travel deals appear -- but here's a handful! Scott McMurren
If you’re in Juneau on state business or to visit with Alaska lawmakers, be sure to block out time to see the sights and enjoy some of the community’s gracious hospitality.Scott McMurren
For a group of Aussies, battling waves, rocks and sizeable tuna, sharks and cobia in New South Wales makes fishing a little more extreme. Tara Young
Take advantage of airfare sales to the Pacific Northwest or drive to convenient getaways closer to home. Scott McMurren
Delta and JetBlue add more flights and drop rates as Alaska Airlines defends its turf.Scott McMurren