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
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
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 -- Republicans Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski -- voted Monday to end debate and allow a vote on a bill that would slash federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  
Erica Martinson
Alaska will be exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule restricting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Erica Martinson
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
After weeks of preparing for a smash-mouth debate with Donald J. Trump, 14 Republican candidates found themselves instead Trump-less but sandwiched into a constricting format Monday night, delivering strikingly uneven performances just days before the first big test of the presidential primary contest.Nation-WorldJeremy W. Peters, Michael Barbaro | The New York Times
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

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Alaska children have unique freedoms, but still must learn to safely use them

OPINION: Four-wheelers and snowmachines can be deadly weapons. They need to be treated with respect. And adults must teach that to their children before turning them loose.Carey Restino

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Icy exploration awaits on Alaska's stunning Matanuska Glacier

A guided ice-climbing trip gives many visitors to the 26-mile glacier a healthy respect for climate, landscape, and the power of Mother Nature.Erin Kirkland

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Bucs top Miners in lengthy Top of World Series opener

After both starting pitchers shine, the Anchorage Bucs beat the Mat-Su Miners, 6-2 in 12 innings, in Monday night's opener of the Alaska Baseball League's best-of-3 Top of the World Series.Alaska Dispatch News

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Russia submits vast territorial claims on Arctic Ocean shelf to UN

Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.Vladimir Isachenkov

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  • In the early months of 2014, a group of about 30 corporate lawyers, coal lobbyists and Republican political strategists began meeting regularly in the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, often, according to some of the participants, in a conference room overlooking the White House. Their task was to start devising a legal strategy for dismantling the climate change regulations they feared were coming from President Obama.

  • As president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards tries to keep perspective while the group faces one of its biggest political crises. After all, she said on Monday, the founder, Margaret Sanger, was arrested 99 years ago for pamphleteering about birth control.

We Alaskans

Death to a deadbeat dam

A 61-foot dam that helped kill off the Eklutna River salmon run will finally be removed. Will the fish return one day?Rick Sinnott