Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Washington, D.C., Sunday so that he can fly back to Anchorage on Air Force One with President Barack Obama for the president's visit to Alaska, according to Walker’s office.
Alex DeMarban,Erica Martinson
One man was found in a parking lot near Third Avenue and C Street with multiple gunshot wounds.
Devin Kelly
A state judge said Friday that Gov. Bill Walker’s administration could expand the Medicaid health care program beginning next week, dismissing a request by the Legislature to temporarily block enrollment while attorneys argue lawmakers’ underlying legal challenge.
Nathaniel Herz
A private boat heard a radio mayday call reporting that five people were in the water in the Valdez Narrows Friday evening. 
Devin Kelly
A federal judge considering a court challenge by Pebble mine developers has granted Pebble’s request to force testimony by a former government scientist now believed to be living in Australia.
Lisa Demer
The Alaska State Fair is in full swing in Palmer. Wondering what to see? Here are some of our choices.CultureAlaska Dispatch News
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  EnvironmentYereth Rosen
A large, fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuations and destroyed two homes and a library in the Kodiak Island village of Chiniak appeared to have calmed down by late Friday as residents returned home and firefighters continued to tackle hot spots.Alaska NewsTegan Hanlon,Megan Edge
While the declaration ensures some government costs will be reimbursed, it may do little for property owners who suffered similar losses in last week's landslides.Alaska NewsPat Forgey

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

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No. 1 West holds on for 18-13 victory over No. 2 Dimond

Julo Tagalu fumbled late for West, giving Dimond a chance at a comeback victory, but he squelched that possibility with a sack that forced a turnover and sealed the Eagles' victory.Doyle Woody

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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.
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Feds: No walrus sightseeing in Point Lay

While the prospect of a trip to see thousands of walruses charging Alaska’s northwest coastline in Point Lay may sound exciting, federal officials are reiterating that people who do visit could end up breaking the law.Kamala Kelkar

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