Rural Alaska

Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.Laurel Andrews
Clark Dixon, former host of the Sportsman Channel show “Syndicate Hunting,” was sentenced Thursday in Anchorage federal court to 16 months in prison for years of illegal hunting in Noatak National Preserve.Jerzy Shedlock
A decade's worth of sampling has revealed the presence of algae-related toxins in marine mammals in the Arctic Ocean, a new study finds -- the farthest north these toxins, associated with warmer waters, have ever been found.Yereth Rosen
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 in an incident involving 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
A Bethel man who strangled his girlfriend and stayed in his apartment with her body for five days a year ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for murder.Lisa Demer
Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”Charles Enoch | KYUK Public Media
Violence Against Women Act training is underway in Bethel for the first time since Alaska's attorney general issued an opinion that state officials must uphold tribal protection orders.Associated Press
President Barack Obama’s latest budget request, due out on Tuesday, will pay homage to Alaska on its cover, with a photo of Denali, and several budget priorities aimed at the state.Erica Martinson
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