A 29-year-old man died early Friday after his motorcycle hit a car in Midtown Anchorage and then another motorcycle ran him over, police say.
Tegan Hanlon
At the Marijuana Control Board's first meeting Thursday, it laid out draft regulations covering marijuana retail operations and business licensing.
Suzanna Caldwell
Federal managers had limited subsistence fishing and closed all fishing to nonrural residents -- meaning that visitors, newcomers and residents from outside 32 federally designated villages were not allowed to fish with any gear type. Under state management, that ban is lifted.
Lisa Demer
Mike Albertson remembers his brother-in-law Kevin Lee Oozevaseuk as a talented Alaska Native carver, but one who suffered from a long history of huffing to get high. 
Megan Edge
The man couldn't invoke state laws allowing animals to be shot in defense of life and property because his improper storage of garbage caused the incident, wildlife troopers said.
Megan Edge
Many Alaskans have stopped buying cigarettes and other highly addictive tobacco products, driving consumption to its lowest point since the latest available records in 2001. Some say they've switched to e-cigarettes to help them quit.HealthJeannette Lee Falsey
"Members-only" marijuana clubs claim their patrons are not in a public space and thus are not breaking the law against consuming marijuana in public. But the state warns that continued activity could subject the clubs to criminal and civil penalties.Cannabis NorthLaurel Andrews
The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. ArcticYereth Rosen
As summer heats up, anglers have a plethora of promising angling options, including king salmon, rainbow trout, halibut and ling cod. Fishing ReportMatt Tunseth

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Sports

Mount Marathon men's field loaded with stars, past champs

The men's field for Saturday's 88th running of Mount Marathon is loaded. Defending champion and course record-holder Eric Strabel, dominating international runner Kilian Jornet and other past champs and elite contenders abound.Doyle Woody

Culture

Jeff Lowenfels: With gardens in, it's yardening time

Unless you are living in a condo or apartment, you are probably a “yardener.” “Yardening” is a term coined by the late garden writer Jeff Ball, who recognized that the modern gardener doesn’t just putter around with growing flowers and vegetables in nice, rectangular beds as in the days of yore. Jeff Lowenfels

Arctic

Federal polar bear conservation plan focuses on near-term goals

The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

  • Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Friday as he and others hurled stones and rocks at an army vehicle, the Israeli military said, while Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank arrested more than 100 members of its rival group Hamas in the biggest such roundup in years.

  • The federal government and the Gulf Coast states have reached a tentative deal with the British oil company BP for it to pay about $18.7 billion, the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history, to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, federal, state and company officials said Thursday.

We Alaskans

As Arctic ice continues to diminish in the summer months, shipping companies and other countries are increasingly taking advantage of available routes through the region. Can the U.S. catch up?
Alaska Dispatch News