A 20-year-old woman was flown to an Anchorage hospital Tuesday with bites and scratches to her head, back and arm after she was mauled by a brown bear near Skilak Lake, according to the captain of Central Emergency Services.
Tegan Hanlon
One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.
Phuong Le
Three unidentified men caught on video climbed the Alaska Capitol early Friday after gaining access through a construction zone and stole the flags.
Associated Press
Although there have been no maulings or injuries in the area near the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers, bears have approached anglers in the area, swiping fish or backpacks. 
Mike Campbell
Alaska will be exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule restricting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Erica Martinson
The two special sessions held as Alaska lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget cost more than $886,000. The figure doesn't include the cost of extending the regular session by eight days.PoliticsBecky Bohrer | Associated Press
Delta, American and United airlines have announced they will ban shipments of some hunting trophies in the wake of a popular lion's death in Zimbabwe, leading some to wonder how it might affect Alaska.WildlifeSuzanna Caldwell
A newly hired CEO's relocation expenses were paid, contingent on service for at least a year. If the job turns out to be far worse than expected, is that grounds for annulling that contingency?BusinessLynne Curry
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.ScienceAsaf Shalev

News & Politics

Seward Highway closure lasted 10 hours due to equipment needed to clear wreck, troopers say

Clearing the Seward Highway of debris from a deadly collision Friday took nearly 10 hours in part because special equipment, including a forklift and a heavy commercial tow truck, had to be brought to the scene, Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch Tuesday. Michelle Theriault Boots

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Summit splendor: Blueberries on Mount Baldy in Eagle River

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Russia submits vast territorial claims on Arctic Ocean shelf to UN

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Death to a deadbeat dam

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