A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Alaska's senior senator has reached an agreement with the Canadian ambassador to allow for 24-hour crossings at the border of Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, though details and a timeline were being finalized.

Becky Bohrer
A report that a whaling crew from the village of Point Hope killed a bowhead calf will be investigated by the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, the organization’s lawyer said Monday.Lisa Demer
Last week in Kotzebue, youth and elders from all the communities in the Northwest Arctic gathered for a conference focused on language and other traditional values. Participants took part in roundtable discussions and workshops aimed to continue the dialogue about culture and traditions between young people and their elders.Jillian Rogers
The body pulled from a branch of the thawing Kuskokwim River on Sunday evening has been positively identified as that of Sally Stone, the 27-year-old woman lost under the ice since December, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.Lisa Demer
Kuskokwim River ice, which has been moving for more than a week upriver, officially went out at 1:35 p.m. Monday when a tripod built to resemble story knives and a kayak moved far enough down river to stop the clock.Lisa Demer
Searchers from the village of Kwethluk on Sunday pulled the body of a young woman out of an open lead in the thawing ice of a branch of the Kuskokwim River, ending a long search that involved scores of volunteers.Lisa Demer
The return of millions of birds -- including white-fronted geese and snow geese, mallards and loons, sandhill cranes and tundra swans -- signals spring and the start of rural Alaska’s remarkable spring bird hunt.Lisa Demer

The return of millions of birds -- including white-fronted geese and snow geese, mallards and loons, sandhill cranes and tundra swans -- signals spring and the start of rural Alaska’s remarkable spring bird hunt.

Lisa Demer
Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. Yereth Rosen
Grant Aviation, which once dominated the Western Alaska market, is gearing up for a comeback after a difficult spell.Lisa Demer