In a rare political statement, the Alaska Supreme Court has come out against legislative efforts to change Alaska's judicial nomination process. But that political role for the justices has now drawn criticism, too, with one legislator saying he was "appalled" at the court's involvement.Pat Forgey
Jeff King pretty much has his fifth Iditarod win in the bag, and, at age 58, he is poised to bump aside Mitch Seavey aside as the oldest musher ever to win. At an age when many are sizing up rocking chairs, King seems to be attacking life with a new-found enthusiasm.Craig Medred
Every year, the Iditarod trail is different -- temperatures, routes, snow conditions, and a host of other variables make each race unique. It is the reason veteran mushers return year after year for a new challenge. But the best prepared teams usually prevail.Zack Steer
Alaska State Troopers say that the year's first trooper-involved shooting occurred in Wasilla on Sunday night. The driver of a vehicle that failed to stop when ordered was pronounced dead at the scene.Alaska Dispatch
For the next few years, the U.S. Navy expects to increase its Arctic operations and training. But those efforts will be limited to open-water periods because the Navy lacks the vessels and equipment to travel through ice. Yereth Rosen
Could the 58-year-old Jeff King of Denali Park finally join Rick Swenson as the Iditarod's only five-time champions? Days ago, King was hours behind. Now, he was neck and neck -- pulling into the Koyuk checkpoint just a minute behind Aliy Zirkle before grabbing the lead by leaving one minute ahead of her at 5:50 p.m.Suzanna Caldwell
Investigators suspect that if there’s a 'smoking gun' indicating Gov. Chris Christie knew about the political payback scheme, it might be in these private communications. The governor denies any knowledge of his inner circle’s plans.