A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. 
Steven DuBois and Dan Joling | Associated Press
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A 37-year-old Anchorage man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for heroin distribution and using bear spray on a police officer to avoid arrest, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Jerzy Shedlock
A commuter-plane crash that left one dead and four seriously injured this month occurred when the single-engine Cessna hit a large spruce tree at about 1,250 feet above sea level, according to a preliminary government report issued Thursday. 
Erica Martinson
UAF officials say students will likely see more crowded classrooms and fewer duplicate offerings of required introductory courses.
Associated Press
This summer, 16 -year-old Wallace​Ungwiluk has a decision to make — stay home and try to win Gambell its first championship in 30 years or move to Seattle and potentially be seen by college scouts.High School SportsLaura Kraegel | KNOM
A reader wonders what might happen if her town off the road system opts out of legal cannabis sales. Will she be able to buy it elsewhere and have it air-shipped home, as she can with alcohol?Highly InformedScott Woodham
This fall’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will feature a famed Southeast artist and her artist grandson as the keynote speakers, AFN announced this week.AFN CoverageLisa Demer
Looking further into the future, Shell is betting on offshore oil fields in Alaska, which chief executive Ben van Beurden described as having the potential to produce more energy than the biggest projects in the Gulf of Mexico.EnergyDanica Kirka | Associated Press

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Sen. Coghill: Walker must explain why unilateral Medicaid expansion doesn't violate Alaska law

OPINION: The governor is trying to violate statute in order to foist an expensive entitlement program on Alaska. This unilateral decision exposes legal and financial weaknesses at a time the state is ill-equipped to afford them.Sen. John Coghill

Adventure

Nervy bikers can zoom downhill (and ride up) on 3 courses at Alyeska

Beginners would do well to stick to easier trails around the Bear Cub Quad until they’ve mastered the basics of hurtling downhill on two wheels. Trails reached from the other two lifts -- Ted’s Express and the Glacier Bowl Express -- are more suitable for intermediate and advanced riders.  Lisa Maloney

Arctic

Federal judge fines Greenpeace as Portland protest continues to block Shell icebreaker

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. Steven DuBois and Dan Joling | Associated Press

Nation/World

  • Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night after an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people.

  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the committee, championed the bill, which passed by a party-line vote of 12-10. She said lifting the ban would turn the U.S. into an energy superpower.

We Alaskans

Office politics: The Alaska congressional delegation as seen in their D.C. work environs

What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson