Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
A biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said they couldn't determine if the bear involved in the most recent attack was the same bear that attacked a jogger on JBER in May.Alaska NewsCraig Medred
It is the third time since 1971 that Alaska scientists have confirmed the rabies virus in a bat, but the state has never recorded an incidence of transmission of rabies from a bat to humans.WildlifeTegan Hanlon
Besides two notable wildfires early in the season, rainfall statewide has kept Hotshots, initial attack crews and others watching and waiting. But as fire potential grew in the Lower 48, Alaskans were sent to help.Alaska NewsJerzy Shedlock
The Fairbanks Goldpanners, winnings of 14 of their last 15 games, swept the Anchorage Bucs in a double-header Monday. Wednesday, Dick Lobdell, the long-time Anchorage Glacier Pilots voice and an Alaska broadcast legend who died earlier this year, will be honored at Mulcahy Stadium.Alaska Dispatch News
Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real. Dermot Cole
Israeli officials said on Tuesday that it was still not clear whether an Israeli soldier missing in Gaza had been captured or had died in combat. The military wing of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, said Sunday that it had captured Sgt.Oron Shaul.