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
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 has been arrested after a standoff in Selawik Monday, Alaska State Troopers said.
Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said the couple was reported missing Friday from their campsite but was found dead in a dilapidated trailer along the Denali Highway Sunday. 
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
For a time, the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines consisted of a concrete cornerstone and nothing else. The University of Alaska celebrated the centennial of its most important stone Monday.CommentaryDermot Cole
The hollowed-out crater atop Mount St. Helens in Washington, where lava was flowing just a few years ago, now holds the world's youngest glacier.Nation-WorldSandi Doughton | The Seattle Times
An anonymous letter lands on a reader's desk with accusations of an affair involving the sales manager. Can it be ignored? Plus, a man who was coaxed into staying at a stressful job by promises that never materialized has a heart attack. Now his company is nudging him out the door.BusinessLynne Curry

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State closes sport fishing for Kuskokwim chum amid low returns

One of the worst returns of chum salmon on record has prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to shut down sport fishing for chums in the Kuskokwim River drainage.Lisa Demer


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.

  • The ample crowds and unexpectedly strong showing by Sen. Bernie Sanders are setting off worry among advisers and allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who believe the Vermont senator could overtake her in Iowa polls by the fall and even defeat her in the nation’s first nominating contest there.