Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed state operating and capital budgets Monday, approving $9.8 billion in spending sought by the Legislature but vetoing a possible $200 million in controversial oil tax credits.
Pat Forgey
Alaska State Troopers said a car crashed into electrical wires early Wednesday morning, sending one person to the hospital. The crash disrupted power to 5,900 members, Matanuska Electric Association said.
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Wildfires are responsible for the delay in the National Transportation Safety Board’s recovery efforts of the sightseeing plane that crashed and killed nine people Thursday near Ketchikan, an NTSB official said.
Nathaniel Herz
A regulation meant to protect Arctic walruses prohibits simultaneous operation of two drill rigs within 15 miles of each other. That means Shell's Chukchi well sites, which are clustered together, likely won't be drilled simultaneously, an Interior spokeswoman says. 
Yereth Rosen
Mark Daniel Alexander, 31, of Anchorage, was arrested in Nevada and faces multiple sex trafficking charges after a months-long investigation by Alaska State Troopers.
Jerzy Shedlock
A government report indicates about a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions as soon as 2025.ScienceMark Thiessen | Associated Press
One of the lesser-known powers of the Anchorage mayor: controlling the TV remote. As of Tuesday afternoon, the TV screen across from the elevators in the City Hall lobby were tuned to Fox News. Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz says it will change to CNN.AnchorageDevin Kelly
Since the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, a quick trip to a local farmers market can put the freshest ingredients on your picnic or barbecue table.Food & DrinkSteve Edwards
As Arctic sea ice melts, it could disrupt a powerful Atlantic Ocean current that regulates temperatures in Western Europe and the East Coast of North America.ArcticChelsea Harvey | The Washington Post

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