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The alleged vandals lit a black nylon bag on fire, causing four cans of men's body spray to explode outside the school, Juneau police said. They also pried open a vending machine inside the school and grabbed some snacks. 
Jerzy Shedlock
A proposal spearheaded by Anchorage Assembly member Jennifer Johnston to hammer out a compromise on the city’s controversial labor law may be voted on at the Tuesday Assembly meeting. 
Devin Kelly
North Slope Borough Police, working with U.S. postal inspectors, recently seized nearly $29,000 in marijuana and bootleg liquor destined for three northern villages, the department says.
Kyle Hopkins
The governor cited a Breitbart article that claims unaccompanied minors who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border are being "set free in Alaska."
Alaska Dispatch News
Former customers of an Anchorage motor home rental company are backing the Better Business Bureau in a battle over vacations gone bad. Some question whether you get what you pay for.
Craig Medred
A $6.5 million upgrade to Bethel's small-boat harbor has already made a drastic improvement in the facility, but it still wasn't enough to complete the project, officials say.Rural AlaskaMegan Edge
While the long-term trend of less summer Arctic ice is clear, the short-term outlook for total melt in any given year is far murkier, thanks to the many and sometimes highly volatile factors that drive the final outcome. ArcticYereth Rosen
The campaign of Dan Sullivan, the front-runner in the Aug. 19 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, released a pair of mailers this week attacking GOP rival Mead Treadwell in what experts say is a sign the race is tightening after a barrage of attacks on Sullivan from Democratic groups.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
In four seasons with the Aces, Coleman backstopped them to two ECHL Kelly Cups, but chronic hip problems prompted his retirement at 29.SportsDoyle Woody

Voices

Right of way changes affect all Alaskans, not just railbelt

OPINION: The governor should protect private property interests and public access to public lands, especially given his announced policy as to both.John Pletcher

Adventure

Hatchery stocking triggers better silver salmon fishing at Bird Creek

This summer marks the first time that Bird, Ship and Campbell creek anglers of Southcentral Alaska will land silver salmon raised inside the $98 million William Jack Hernandez Hatchery, a 141,000 square-foot facility in Anchorage that opened in June of 2011. Some 110,000 coho smolts were released into Bird Creek last July. Kevin Klott

Culture

Artist Diedra Krieger and volunteers inserted plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The event was part of the "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean" exhibit at the museum.
Bob Hallinen

News & Politics

Anchorage man sentenced to 13 years for sexually abusing 9-year-old girl

Jamie Andrew Brown, 33, was sentenced Friday in Anchorage Superior Court to 13 years in prison for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl. Court testimony indicated he had other victims as well.Jerzy Shedlock

Arctic

Predictions of Arctic summer ice melt come with lots of uncertainty

While the long-term trend of less summer Arctic ice is clear, the short-term outlook for total melt in any given year is far murkier, thanks to the many and sometimes highly volatile factors that drive the final outcome. Yereth Rosen

Nation/World