No one was injured when a plane made a forced landing along the Seward Highway near Potter Marsh on Saturday evening. 
Zaz Hollander
Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.
Nathaniel Herz,Tegan Hanlon
Alaska State Troopers say the motorcyclist who died in a crash on the Seward Highway Friday evening was pursued and later hit by a trooper's patrol car. 
Zaz Hollander
A $390,000 grant from the Mat-Su Health Foundation will allow the Mat-Su Borough to install LED lights on 2 1/2 miles of trail in the Government Peak Recreation Area near Hatcher Pass.
Mike Campbell
Alaska State Troopers and Mat-Su emergency responders were en route to a report of two rafts overturned in the Matanuska River near Chickaloon Saturday, but initial reports said everyone was OK. 
Zaz Hollander
East Anchorage’s first formal farmers market debuted on the last Saturday of June, on Begich Middle School property with a view of the mountains. AnchorageMichelle Theriault Boots
Hundreds of abandoned and derelict vessels litter Alaska shorelands from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Aleutians to Southeast, and the cost of removing them is easily in the tens of millions of dollars.EnvironmentLisa Demer
In Washington, state agencies, ports and local governments can apply to get up to 90 percent of the removal cost reimbursed, though they look first to the vessel's owner. Abandoning a vessel in Washington now is a misdemeanor crime.EnvironmentLisa Demer
A pilot and paragliding instructor wants to build an aerial adventure course and zip line at Hilltop Ski Area, but that plan has been snarled by a conflict between the city and the operator of the ski area.AnchorageDevin Kelly

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