The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit over the Democratic primary in House District 40, which stretches from Kotzebue to Kaktovik. The outcome could determine the balance of power in the state legislature next year.
About a thousand walruses are hauled out on a barrier island near the village of Point Lay, about 180 miles southwest of Barrow. This year marks the eighth time in a decade that large numbers of walruses have crowded onto land in the area.
The Department of Natural Resources has approved the latest development plan for Prudhoe Bay, ending a stand-off that raised fears the Walker administration was threatening the leases at the site — potentially disrupting production at the state’s largest oil field.