Joshua Almeda, 24, showed no emotion in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday as he admitted killing his girlfriend Breanna Moore last year. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, a charge that carries up to 99 years in prison.
OPINION: The governor is trying to violate statute in order to foist an expensive entitlement program on Alaska. This unilateral decision exposes legal and financial weaknesses at a time the state is ill-equipped to afford them.Sen. John Coghill
COMMENTARY: Does this months signing of a moratorium on Arctic Ocean fishing by the five nations with Arctic coastlines mark the return of the Arctic Five? If so, that's a good thing.Heather Exner-Pirot
A 40-year-old Soldotna woman who attempted to run her vehicle head-on into another vehicle and then began an hours-long standoff with law enforcement is facing multiple charges, troopers said.Megan Edge
A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. Steven DuBois and Dan Joling | Associated Press
Little is known about what lives at the Earth's extreme depths and whether microbes are even down there. But, if found and given a food source that allows them to thrive, they have properties that offer the potential to help drillers pump more natural gas and prolong the U.S. energy boom.Sean Cockerham
Charlie's Bakery is no typical (or stereotypical) Asian restaurant. If not for the menu on the wall and a few Chinese-language banners here and there, you’d take it for a regular bakery with a bunch of tables and chairs.Donna Freedman