Alaska and at least 15 other states are taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court over the agency's controversial "waters of the United States" regulation. 
Erica Martinson
Police and parks officials say they're finding themselves busting the same people again and again for drinking in public or dealing drugs in city parks, but they can't prevent them from returning and making life unpleasant for others. 
Devin Kelly
A friend of 25-year-old Jonathan Johnson, who police say fired a gun at a motel clerk before killing himself in a Midtown street early Sunday, wants people to know more about him than just his final minutes.
Michelle Theriault Boots
A deal to sell Icicle Seafoods, one of Alaska's largest seafood processors, to a pair of Indonesian companies is expected to be finalized in August.​
Associated Press
The 63-year-old woman sustained cold shock and a possible back injury after the raft she was in flipped on a Kenai Peninsula river Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said.
Megan Edge
Rains brought relief to crews battling many Alaska wildfires over the weekend. But conditions are expected to heat up heading into the holiday weekend.Alaska NewsRachel D'Oro
The 52-year-old outlasted a field of 815 players to win a coveted gold bracelet at poker's most prestigious event.SportsDoyle Woody
A personal-best on his final throw earned the Bartlett High graduate his first medal at the U.S. championships.SportsBeth Bragg
An elderly pit bull named Monkey is recovering after he nearly died following an encounter with a bear last week.PetsAssociated Press

News & Politics

Alaska governor signs first tax increase in 10 years

Governor Bill Walker signed a measure placing new taxes on wholesale refined fuel, including gasoline and heating oil -- but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway -- into law Saturday morning.Associated Press

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Adventure

Big Alaska rainbows often overlooked amid salmon swarm

World-class trout fishing can be found in the same Alaska rivers where anglers seek salmon, and rainbows can succumb to dry flies. Decisions, decisions. Matt Tunseth

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Fascinating, haunting photos of Alaska from the 1880s shared in new book

Important historical images taken during the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear's journey north to Alaska and Russia make up the key subject of a new book, "Steaming to the North."David A. James

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Asia ahead on preparing for polar climate change, says U.S. Arctic rep

Countries like China and Singapore are planning for decades in the future, when large amounts of shipping activity is expected to shift to a more ice-free Arctic Ocean, Robert Papp told a Canadian audience. Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

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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?
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