Marc Lester / ADN
Across Alaska, a vast network of volunteers -- both groups and individuals -- pour their time and resources into rescuing abandoned and abused pets that might otherwise be left for dead.
Laurel Andrews and Marc Lester
A member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries was cited by wildlife troopers in the commercial fishing hotbed of Dillingham last week for continuing to fish in an area after it had been closed. 
Jeannette Lee Falsey
Alaska State Troopers said the couple was reported missing Friday from their campsite, but found dead in a dilapidated trailer along the Denali Highway Sunday. 
Megan Edge
Hilcorp Energy continues to grow its Alaska presence, recently inking a deal to buy the Cook Inlet assets of XTO Energy, a subsidiary of oil giant Exxon Mobil.
Alex DeMarban
One person is dead and a suspect is barricaded in a home in Selawik following an incident early Monday morning, Alaska State Troopers said.
Megan Edge
In his first sit-down interview with Alaska Dispatch News since taking office, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said he’s looking at changing the chains of command in the police and fire departments and wouldn’t commit to keeping police Chief Mew in his post.AnchorageDevin Kelly
The owner of the home in an Anchorage neighborhood has already been fined more than $8,000 for excessive police calls, but he says his neighbors have organized a campaign of police responses against him for petty infractions. AnchorageMichelle Theriault Boots
Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley, facing accusations of professional misconduct, has responded to the allegations, denying any wrongdoing or any pattern of behavior unbecoming a judge.Crime & JusticeMatthew F. Smith
As burned-out Willow residents begin rebuilding after the Sockeye fire, dog mushers are getting much of the attention -- and the donations -- but those involved in the rebuilding effort say they're trying to help the whole community.Alaska NewsZaz Hollander

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Forsberg a force on Mount Marathon, but so were Pease and other Alaskans

While Sweden's Emelie Forsberg demolished the women's Mount Marathon record Saturday, several multi-time champs have delivered performances that surpassed her on a couple of other fronts.Doyle Woody


A passion for rescue: Meet the people dedicated to helping Alaska's mistreated pets

Across Alaska, domesticated animals that have been abused or abandoned are taken in by willing rescuers, from small birds to big horses and anything in between.Laurel Andrews and Marc Lester


Federal polar bear conservation plan focuses on near-term goals

The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen


  • Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained drugs with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave a sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

  • Greeks delivered a shocking rebuff to Europe’s leaders on Sunday, decisively rejecting a deal offered by the country’s creditors in a historic vote that could redefine Greece’s place in Europe and shake the continent’s financial stability.