Rural Alaska

The chief of the Barrow Volunteer Fire Department was fatally shot in an incident involving a North Slope Borough police officer early Wednesday, according to borough officials.Chris Klint
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
A federal lawsuit says a teacher in a Southwestern Alaska village became a target of hostility and harassment that escalated into men regularly banging on her door asking for sex. Eventually, the suit says, she was sexually assaulted.Lisa Demer
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not likely take action to pre-emptively block the massive Pebble Mine proposed in the Bristol Bay watershed, because of delays caused by a series of lawsuits, a top agency official said Monday.Yereth Rosen

Sometimes success begets success, so Anchorage photographer Brian Adams will spend a full year visiting two dozen villages to document the people and places of rural Alaska.

Tara Young
Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.Yereth Rosen
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