Before emergency responders arrived, the man's life preserver floated away, leaving him to cling to his sinking canoe in the “swift-moving current,” authorities said.
Megan Edge
An investigation into nepotism, procurement violations and other lapses within Bethel city government that began last year won’t result in criminal charges, but city procedures have changed, the City Council says.
Lisa Demer
It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name of North America's highest peak.
Erica Martinson
Live reports from President Obama's visit to Alaska. President Obama in AlaskaAlaska Dispatch News
Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.ArcticYereth Rosen
President Barack Obama may be traveling into unfriendly political territory as he heads north to Alaska Monday, but he has been slowly paving the way with announcements aimed at ensuring a welcoming populace.  President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
The 25-acre Horseshoe Lake fire, first reported in the early afternoon Sunday, is burning near the end of Millers Reach Road, south of Houston. Mat-SuMichelle Theriault Boots

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Voices

Presidential advance team missed the mark on Alaska aviation

OPINION: It is disappointing that the officials charged with coordinating the president's visit chose not to engage in such conversations or recognize, that even in the 21st century, aviation in Alaska is still vastly different from everywhere else in America.Colleen Mondor

Adventure

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

“In Europe and Scandinavia, the unofficial rule is one-cast, one-step. This keeps people moving and eventually everyone gets to fish the hotspot pool,” Habermann said.Joseph Robertia

Culture

Knights don helmets, pick up shields and put armor to the test. Fans are treated to run after run of horse and knight hurtled at one other. The object is to use the lance to land a perfect strike against the opponent’s shield.
Scott Jensen

Arctic

At an art installation in front of the Anchorage Museum that's part of the GLACIER conference has wood blocks with Arctic words carved in them in English, Alaska Native languages, Russian, Icelandic, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian. Conference participants and members of the public are encouraged to take a block revealing photographs by Brian Adams, Michael Conti and Jayson Smart.
Bob Hallinen

Nation/World

We Alaskans

For 1923 visit to Alaska, White House shipped tablecloths, sheets to roadhouses

Herbert Hoover, the future president, wrote later that President Warren Harding was ill at ease on the Alaska trip, and insisted on playing bridge from just after breakfast until midnight. Hoover, then the secretary of commerce, was one of four other bridge players on the ship. "For some reason I developed a distaste for bridge on this journey and never played it again," Hoover said. Dermot Cole

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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