Every winter for the past 35 years, a holiday gingerbread village slowly takes shape in a corner of Anchorage's Hotel Captain Cook lobby. Preparations start in August, and the final product takes 100 hours to complete.
Roland Maw's paper has caused a stir in various Alaska fishing communities because it comes at a time when the world-renowned Kenai River is coming off what might have been the worst return of late-run kings in its history.Craig Medred
OPINION: Alcoholism and bootlegging in rural Alaska are serious issues that merit discussion. But a recent media report from an Anchorage-based newspaper failed to ensure that the wrong message and perceptions don't divide our communities or enforce racial stereotypes.Charlotte E. Brower, Rex A. Rock, Sr.
Spots of discontinuous permafrost along the southern part of the famous Alaska Highway are thawing, but remnants are expected to linger for decades, bringing with it all the problems of maintaining infrastructure on such uncertain ground.Yereth Rosen
Photos dubbed "the place where two oceans meet" have been making the rounds on the Internet for years, but there's a lot of misinformation out there about them. Here's what you can tell your friend next time they share that "really cool photo" on social media.Ben Anderson
Once-domestic cattle abandoned on two islands within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge have gone wild and trampled habitat, and federal managers are asking the public for possible solutions.Yereth Rosen
The high school exit exam, which has been required in Alaska for a decade, is under attack as an outdated assessment that duplicates other tests and doesn't match new standards for education. A legislative vote on repeal may be the final test.Dermot Cole
OPINION: It seems every week Gov. Sean Parnell's administration continues to harm Alaska's future. Without a change in leadership, Alaska’s inherent promise will remain unrealized. Real change must happen so real progress can begin.Hollis French
A group of U.S. Senators recently introduced an amendment that would authorize spending on up to four icebreakers for use in America's Arctic. But the amendment has a tough road ahead of it.Mia Bennett
OPINION: The streets have been slippery, so maybe that's why Wednesday's "re-do" of the state's oil tax revenue numbers is so slick. To make it look like its new law isn't costing the state so much, the administration released a brand new analysis its paid consultants didn't even think of.Les Gara