Although there have been no maulings or injuries in the area near the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers, bears have approached anglers in the area, swiping fish or backpacks. 
Mike Campbell
Three unidentified men caught on video climbed the Alaska Capitol early Friday after gaining access through a construction zone and stole the flags.
Associated Press
One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.
Phuong Le
Alaska will be exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule restricting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Erica Martinson
Both of Alaska’s senators -- Republicans Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski -- voted Monday to end debate and allow a vote on a bill that would slash federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  
Erica Martinson
The two special sessions held as Alaska lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget cost more than $886,000. The figure doesn't include the cost of extending the regular session by eight days.PoliticsBecky Bohrer | Associated Press
A newly hired CEO's relocation expenses were paid, contingent on service for at least a year. If the job turns out to be far worse than expected, is that grounds for annulling that contingency?BusinessLynne Curry
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.ScienceAsaf Shalev
The renovations, part of a major project in the works for years, are planned to reduce congestion and danger at the entrance to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, an increasingly popular tourist destination.Alaska NewsMichelle Theriault Boots

News & Politics

East Anchorage shooting victim identified

Anchorage police said a man died at the scene after a shooting in East Anchorage, despite efforts to try to save him. "He was still here," said one witness. "His body slowly started deteriorating."Tegan Hanlon

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Adventure

Icy exploration awaits on Alaska's stunning Matanuska Glacier

A guided ice-climbing trip gives many visitors to the 26-mile glacier a healthy respect for climate, landscape, and the power of Mother Nature.Erin Kirkland

Sports

Bucs top Miners in lengthy Top of World Series opener

After both starting pitchers shine, the Anchorage Bucs beat the Mat-Su Miners, 6-2 in 12 innings, in Monday night's opener of the Alaska Baseball League's best-of-3 Top of the World Series.Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Russia submits vast territorial claims on Arctic Ocean shelf to UN

Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.Vladimir Isachenkov

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We Alaskans

Death to a deadbeat dam

A 61-foot dam that helped kill off the Eklutna River salmon run will finally be removed. Will the fish return one day?Rick Sinnott