On both sides of the border, officials chafe over looming end to Prince Rupert ferry link

Addressing the Southeast Conference forum of civic and business leaders Thursday, Alaska’s Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon placed the blame on the feds.

How Alaskans are working to address and prevent suicide

Affordable energy and access to high-speed broadband is essential for engaging in modern commerce, education, telemedicine and for economic development initiatives. How is the rural energy infrastructure need being addressed?

Ketchikan schools walk back policy allowing administrators to force students to unlock phones

Ketchikan school administration officials have walked back a proposed cell phone policy that had explicitly warned students they could expect no privacy...

Missing man found dead in the Kuskokwim River

TUNTUTULIAK, Alaska (AP) - The body of a southwest Alaska man has been recovered from the Kuskokwim River. Alaska...

Alaska remote diesel generators win exemption from pollution rule

The exemption would allow remote Alaska utilities to emit more particulate pollution than power plants elsewhere.

Cokie Roberts was a pioneer journalist — and she had an Alaska connection

NPR political correspondent Cokie Roberts died this week, and her passing has been a reminder, not just of Roberts' contributions to journalism, but also her connection to Alaska.

SE Conference takes aim at Gov. Dunleavy’s cuts to state ferries

The Southeast Conference was founded 58 years ago to help establish the state ferry system. Now it's reckoning with a governor who would close the system down completely.

Attack in Saudi Arabia highlights Alaska’s diminishing role on the global oil stage

This year, for the first time in at least a dozen years, the state of Alaska will change the way it forecasts the price of its oil.

Even more cruise ships are coming to Alaska in 2020

Alaska cruise ship visitors are expected to break new records for the fifth straight year, according to recent projections from an industry trade group.

Judge: case of slain Mountain Village woman shows how Alaska’s justice system is failing

In a blistering order, a Fairbanks judge has declared a crisis in the state’s courts, saying that turnover among public defenders is delaying criminal trials and denying justice for victims and defendants alike.

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster gave invocation at Kenai Assembly meeting

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - A pastor wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head delivered the opening invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough...

After fears of closure, Atka’s school is back to 10 students and staying open

In the Aleutian Island community of Atka, low enrollment threatened to close the local school. The addition of five new students helps keep it open for another year.

BBNC says Dunleavy support for Pebble ‘inappropriate’

Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a letter to Wheaton Precious Metals Corporation, a potential investor with the proposed Pebble Mine — executives with Bristol Bay Native Corporation call it "inappropriate."

Kodiak villages brace for reduced ferry service this fall and winter

While the city of Kodiak has relatively reliable alternatives for transportation to the mainland, an upcoming gap in ferry service will pose serious difficulties for the some of the island’s outlying villages.

BBNC to acquire two giants of Alaska’s Pacific cod fishery

To organize the two companies, BBNC has formed the subsidiary Bristol Bay Alaska Seafoods. The U.S. Department of Justice paved the way for the merger last week by ruling that it did not violate any antitrust rules.

Can artificial intelligence help predict Alaska wildfire growth?

Using Alaska wildfires in their recent study, researchers at the University of California Irvine say they have a new way of predicting wildfire growth, right at the time the fire ignites.

Seattle council votes to withhold business from oil companies that explore Arctic Refuge

Seattle skyline (Photo by Bryce Edwards via Flickr) The Seattle City Council voted Monday to avoid doing business...

Can a tiny town in Southeast Alaska reshape how America eats?

Leading food systems researcher and author Mark Winne has identified seven unlikely cities that are changing the way Americans eat. Sitka

Alaska attorney general sues to limit union dues

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Anchorage also seeks to limit union dues to workers unless the state has “clear and compelling evidence” that they consent to the dues.

Photos: Aboard the Alaska state ferry before it leaves Prince William Sound for winter

The Alaska state ferry system will stop running ships in Prince William Sound for seven months this winter after lawmakers made sharp...