Serious failures within the Department of Corrections in three separate incidents involving inmate discipline raise questions about the ability of the department to treat inmates fairly and properly handle offenses, a state watchdog has found.

Lisa Demer
Anchorage is home to 223 parks, and according to Anchorage Park Foundation executive director Beth Nordlund, every one has the potential to be someone’s happy place.Erin Kirkland
The Kotzebue greeters raised critical issues on the short, cramped ride, addressing a deepwater port and other needs. Alex DeMarban
Hillary Rodham Clinton falters, and Republicans are once again riding to her rescue.Patrick Healy
I dislike writing the annual column on what to do when frost is predicted. No one likes to read it, either, I am pretty sure. Still, global warming or not, we are going to have a winter here. Jeff Lowenfels
The Wolves believe their move to Alaska's medium-school football classification after a decade trying to compete in the large-school division gives them reason for hope.Doyle Woody
The Coast Guard will present worst-case scenarios for drilling and shipping in the Arctic to the Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response working group of the Arctic Council later this month.Kamala Kelkar
Last week, Obama named Brown to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, which advises Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the funding and administration of federal programs for Indian education.Emma Brown | Washington Post
The ECHL's Alaska Aces announced another returning player Thursday with the signing of defenseman Felix-Antoine Poulin.Doyle Woody
Will Alaska chefs be allowed to stake a claim in whatever burgeoning cannabis and food revolution is afoot nationwide?Scott Woodham