Today's News

Known for having an adversarial relationship with the oil industry as a private attorney, Bill Walker made his first trip as governor to the state’s North Slope oil fields this week, taking a three-day tour of the widespread facilities and at times discussing prickly issues with oil officials.Alex DeMarban

Known for having an adversarial relationship with the oil industry as a private attorney, Bill Walker made his first trip as governor to the state’s North Slope oil fields this week, taking a three-day tour of the widespread facilities and at times discussing prickly issues with oil officials.

Loren Holmes
If you are visiting Anchorage or moving here, we have many religious worship options. All major religions in America are represented with convenient and often beautiful worship places, close to major hotels, many within walking distance.Chris Thompson
The Senate passed a bill Friday to give President Barack Obama authority to negotiate a trade deal that Alaska's senators hope will be a boon to the state's growing export market. Erica Martinson
Bartlett junior Fiona Pedrick led from start to finish to win the Cook Inlet Conference girls 3,200-meter title, and Dimond senior Chandler Lokanin bided his time and then unleashed a last-lap kick to win the boys title.Doyle Woody
OPINION: Sen. Mike Dunleavy has just managed to take legislation designed to empower children against sexual abuse and turn it into something that actually undermines that objective.Marcelle McDannel
A unique gift of land will preserve one of the most important Dena’ina Athabascan settlements along the western shore of Cook Inlet near Tyonek.Zaz Hollander
OPINION: The "Rainy Day" is upon us, so let's use Permanent Fund earnings as they were intended to be used -- for dividends and government services. Brad Keithley
Mike Powers, chief executive officer of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, plans to retire July 1, the hospital announced Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
The Defense Department announced plans Friday to site a new Long Range Discrimination Radar system to improve targeting for ballistic missile defense at Clear Air Force Station. Erica Martinson
OPINION: Medicaid expansion is a bad idea and a distraction from the real issue -- Medicaid reform. Rep. Wes Keller
When the reward is winning the Indianapolis 500 there are risks worth taking, the best drivers in the world agree.Lew Freedman

The intention of Seeking the Source is to collect a history of the trail and the neighborhoods that surround it. Eight artists have converged to contribute in their own ways to mapping the trail.

Tara Young
OPINION: The shutdowns taking place at oil patches Outside prove beyond question that the message in BP, ConocoPhillips, and Exxon's $16 million ad campaign to influence Alaskan voters was not true.Ray Metcalfe
Here's some ways to get your kids outdoors in the coming days.Alaska Dispatch News
Kenai Central senior Allie Ostrander broke her own Region III record in the 3,200 meters Friday at the region track and field meet in Kenai, setting an unofficial national season best in the process. Alaska Dispatch News
Joe Hannan told city staff on Tuesday that he plans to resign as of Sept. 1.Zaz Hollander
An array of Northwest rivers, including the Koyuk, Ungalik, Inglutalik, Shaktoolik, Unalakleet and Golsovia, will close to sport and subsistence fishing June 8.Alaska Dispatch News
The Cook Inlet Conference announced its 2015 regular-season boys and girls soccer awards Friday. Alaska Dispatch News
As Alaska kids tick off their final days of school, an entire summer of nature-themed adventures awaits within Alaska’s national parks. Erin Kirkland