Chugiak Republican Sen. Bill Stoltze’s retirement has set off a cascade of candidacies, as three people have recently signed up to run for the House seat vacated by Palmer GOP Rep. Shelley Hughes as she seeks to replace Stoltze.Nathaniel Herz
ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil company, on Thursday reported a quarterly loss after a year-earlier profit and slashed its 2016 budget for the second time this year, its latest response to the slump in crude prices.Reuters
Flooding caused by an ice jam on the Yukon River near Eagle appeared to have crested overnight Wednesday -- but meteorologists were monitoring the situation as well as the threat it could pose to another village downriver.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief presented Wednesday a proposal for an integrated Arctic policy focusing on climate change and the environment, sustainable development and international cooperation on regional issues.Eye on the Arctic via Radio Canada
Alaska Senate President Kevin Meyer accepted a $100 meal from two lobbyists for one of the developers of lawmakers’ Anchorage offices one week before voting to buy those offices for $32.5 million.Nathaniel Herz
Gerald McBeath’s testimony came as the state builds its defense to a constitutional challenge before U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down political contribution limits in Alaska.Alex DeMarban