A state financial audit details questionable spending by the old Newtok Traditional Council for an evacuation center, including double billings, an unsupported advance, retroactive pay and a lump sum paid to the chief executive of a tribal nonprofit corporation.

Lisa Demer

Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.

Loren Holmes,Lisa Demer

Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.

Loren Holmes,Lisa Demer
Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.Lisa Demer
Two boaters missing near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska have been found uninjured, troopers said.Sean Doogan
A search continued Tuesday for two overdue boaters last seen in the Kuskokwim River village of Napaskiak on Sunday night. Alaska Dispatch News
The die-off was spotted in mid-July, when warm temperatures and low water levels led to some dead, unspawned fish turning up in parts of the remote Northwest Alaska river.Suzanna Caldwell
The Southwest Alaska community with only 240 residents is finally getting a bridge connecting both sides of town, after numerous deaths crossing the lake prompted villagers to first ask 40 years ago.Suzanna Caldwell
Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.Yereth Rosen
The president is expected to visit four Alaska communities during his visit to the 49th state. Alaska Dispatch News