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Katie Moritz | Juneau Empire
Malia Villegas, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center director, left, talks about the importance of the Native vote at the joint Alaska Federation of Natives and NCAI conference on Wednesday in Anchorage, as NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata looks on at right.

AFN 2014: Report: Alaska has largest voting-age Native population in US

When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top.

by KATIE MORITZ

Palin backs independent candidate for governor

Sarah Palin is supporting an independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor.   
MARK THIESSEN

Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

ANCHORAGE — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $...
RACHEL D'ORO

Young apologizes after suicide comment

JUNEAU - U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends.
Becky Bohrer

Mining company eyes ski area for gold mine

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will consider a proposal from a Vancouver mining company to turn the oldest downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.

Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.
DAVID ESPO

AFN 2014: Plea for help

ANCHORAGE - Just a few years ago, Julie Roberts-Hyslop's nephew was "a normal guy." Then, In May, he shot two Alaska State Troopers at point-blank range at her mother's Tanana home.
KATIE MORITZ

Anchorage TV station wrongly airs contentious ad

An Anchorage television station inadvertently aired a commercial for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that the campaign had pulled because the ad sparked outrage.
MARK THIESSEN

Alaska Air beats 3Q earnings expectations

Alaska Air Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $198 million.

UAA alum cast in 'Les Miserables"

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage showbiz stalwart Alex Pierce left for Los Angeles last year in search of the big acting breaks that can only happen in one of the great entertainment capitals of America.
MIKE DUNHAM

Fairbanks schools won't suspend military recruitment

ANCHORAGE — The Matanuska-Susitna School District has joined Anchorage in suspending military recruiting at schools after allegations of sexual advances by recruiters, but the president of the Fairbanks school board...
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