Anchorage police said a man died at the scene after a shooting in East Anchorage, despite efforts to try to save him. "He was still here," said one witness. "His body slowly started deteriorating."
Tegan Hanlon
Both of Alaska’s Senators -- Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski -- voted to end debate and allow a vote on a bill that would slash federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  
Erica Martinson
Three defendants charged in the September 2013 death of 50-year-old seasonal fisherman Ferdinand Marquez pleaded guilty Monday to murder and manslaughter.
Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska will be exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule restricting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Erica Martinson
The man who jumped into the Chena River in Fairbanks is still missing, with the Tanana Chiefs Conference Village Public Safety Officer agency taking over recovery efforts Monday.
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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
Four people have been charged with stealing $200 worth of oysters from a Little Jakolof Cove oyster farm across Kachemak Bay from Homer.Alaska NewsSuzanna Caldwell
Three teachers and a university professor just completed GCI’s first summer program for teachers, designed to immerse them in the technology and economics of telecommunications in Alaska in order to help GCI develop its workforce.TechnologyLisa Demer
Alaskans cherish the state's image of wild purity in a landscape so vast it can sometimes seem barely touched by people. But the roughly 600 military installations across Alaska tell a different story, in polluted sites that were never fully cleaned up, and the related health problems that have lingered and festered.Rural AlaskaKirk Johnson | The New York Times

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World's glaciers losing ice at fastest rate on record, study says

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.Asaf Shalev

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