Rural Alaska

 A fire early Friday in the Western Alaska village of Tununak destroyed a home, and a child is missing, Alaska State Troopers said.Lisa Demer
Fresh from what some environmentalists claim is a victory that forced Shell to drop its ambitious plans to search for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska, the Sierra Club is urging supporters to rise up to stop a separate offshore Alaska energy project.Yereth Rosen
The more warning signs a person shows, the greater the risk of suicide, experts say. Here are some signs of danger.Lisa Demer
The village of Hooper Bay is grieving after the suicides of three young people in less than two weeks, the most recent one on Sunday night.Lisa Demer
Alaska's northernmost community is feasting on whale after a successful fall season that included 15 bowheads landed, plus a bonus whale whose death is under investigation.  Alex DeMarban
The loan will provide long-term financing to support a new primary care clinic and renovation of the existing hospital, which opened in 1981.Lisa Demer
A Southwest Alaska mine operator from Canada was convicted of two misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act on Wednesday in Anchorage. The jury was deadlocked on three felony counts on pollution in the Salmon River.Jerzy Shedlock
A Newtok man was charged with first-degree domestic-violence assault after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a stabbing in the Western Alaska village Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News
Challengers defeated Juneau and Nome's incumbent mayors in municipal elections Tuesday, with several new faces also winning mayoral seats in open races across the state.Chris Klint
In an advisory vote Tuesday, Bethel voters supported allowing alcohol sales for the first time in four decades -- and in two binding votes, backed big increases in the city sales tax if alcohol or marijuana are ever legally sold there.Lisa Demer
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