Nat Herz, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

Ben Stevens once left the Alaska Senate in disgrace. Now he’s Gov. Dunleavy’s top deputy.

Stevens, Dunleavy’s new chief of staff, once left his job in the state Senate amid a federal corruption investigation, though he was never charged. Now, he re-enters public service with links to some of the same industries that found favor from his father, the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

Judge: Alaska’s justice system is failing in the case of slain Mountain Village woman

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

Marooned: Cordova braces for a winter without ferry service

Alaska’s coastal residents have long warned of dire effects if lawmakers sharply reduce ferry budgets. Now, absent an adjustment to the ferry schedule by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration, those warnings could become reality.