Huge, wind-whipped waves were crashing onto the beach at Barrow, forcing the closure of a road, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. 
Yereth Rosen,Alex DeMarban
The debt of other men and a single bullet to the chest killed Byzantium Hill early Sunday morning in East Anchorage, according to charges filed in the case earlier this week. 
Megan Edge
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A state court judge in Alaska ruled Thursday that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.
Becky Bohrer
President Barack Obama will be in Alaska next week, including a stop in Anchorage that will cause some closures along roads and to other services.
Sean Doogan,Devin Kelly
A photographer posted the first images from this year of thousands of walruses at a large haulout near Point Lay, but the images have federal officials worried that photographers will ignore warnings to stay away from the site.ArcticKamala Kelkar
A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.Nation-WorldJames Macpherson
Average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent have been approved by the Alaska Division of Insurance for the two companies providing individual plans through the federally run online marketplace. HealthBecky Bohrer | Associated Press
Schools in the Mat-Su are scrambling to keep up with a surprise influx of students that’s swelling class sizes and causing a scramble for more teachers.EducationZaz Hollander

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Adventure

With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

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Blues give Gomez shot at a 16th NHL season

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Culture

Family time at the fair: Surviving -- and enjoying -- the Alaska State Fair with kids in tow

Attending the Alaska State Fair with kids in tow requires plenty of planning to expedite a day or more exploring the grounds. Simply trying to navigate the yellow, red and blue trails of the food booths is often enough for me, not to mention the amount of time one or the other parent spends standing in line at public restrooms.Erin Kirkland

Arctic

Feds investigating if photographer flew too near walruses hauled out at Point Lay

A photographer posted the first images from this year of thousands of walruses at a large haulout near Point Lay, but the images have federal officials worried that photographers will ignore warnings to stay away from the site.Kamala Kelkar

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A chef’s step-by-step guide to restaurant-style Alaska rockfish

SPONSORED: Jack Sprat executive chef Andrew Brown shares his recipe for crispy rockfish with roasted tomatoes atop fresh Alaska-grown salad greens. Presented by Eat Alaska