An array of Northwest rivers, including the Koyuk, Ungalik, Inglutalik, Shaktoolik, Unalakleet and Golsovia, will close to sport and subsistence fishing June 8.
Alaska Dispatch News
Joe Hannan told city staff on Tuesday that he plans to resign as of Sept. 1.
Zaz Hollander
Heading into the woods this weekend? Fire officials say it's crucial to be a cautious camper. 
Megan Edge
Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in April, increasing slightly from the previous month.
Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska Department of Corrections says a 26-year-old inmate being held at the Anchorage jail on a DUI charge died Thursday night.
Jerzy Shedlock
Over Memorial Day weekend last year, thousands watched nervously as the Funny River Fire burned its way through the Kenai Peninsula. Though the human impacts were ultimately minimal, emergency responders say they learned plenty of lessons about modern-day disaster response.KenaiMegan Edge
Unprecedented flooding continues to interfere with daily operations on the North Slope oil patch after surging waters wiped away swaths of the Dalton Highway and isolated a section of Deadhorse.EnvironmentAlex DeMarban
The Alaska Zoo said orphaned brown bear cubs rescued earlier this month will be on public view at the South Anchorage facility for the first time Friday.WildlifeMegan Edge
A film that chronicles the excavation of a 200-year-old village along the banks of the Kobuk River -- and what happened when archaeologists found human remains -- is scheduled to play Friday night at the Amchorage Museum.
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Alaska Legislature ends one special session, then calls another

The Alaska Senate ended the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker and started a new one of its own Thursday. The House was expected to quickly follow suit.Nathaniel Herz

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Kenai Central running star lowers national mark

Kenai Central senior Allie Ostrander broke her own Region III record in the 3,200 meters on Friday at the regiong track and field meet in Kenai, setting an unofficial national season best in the process. Alaska Dispatch News


Lawsuit seeking to shut down Nome sled dog kennel dismissed

Neighbors of a 30-sled dog kennel near the historic mushing capital of Nome had hoped to shut down the operation with a civil lawsuit but dropped the suit last week after a judge summarily rejected a crucial motion in the case. Zaz Hollander


Alaska fossil of the bizarre 'buzz saw' shark, lost for 29 years, goes on display at the Alaska SeaLife Center

The fossil of a bizarre shark with a "buzz saw" bite, found in the Brooks Range and lost for 29 years in the Smithsonian archives, is back in Alaska for an exhibit in Seward, thanks in part to the intervention of artist Ray Troll. Mike Dunham


New security landscape in the Arctic

Russia's Arctic buildup is, so far, lawful and logical in a time of reduced sea ice and increased commerce and traffic, say U.S. and Swedish officials who are monitoring it. Radio Sweden


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Dateline Alaska: Holding on to the last of the Arctic snow

While most of Alaska melted, spring in the northwest has been ideal. Good snow and lingering cold have allowed people to travel in all directions, hunting and camping, fishing and hauling firewood. Seth Kantner