Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at a State Department conference in Anchorage on Monday that Alaska, with its long human history and dramatic climate-induced changes, is the right place to discuss the future of a changing Arctic.
Yereth Rosen
Before emergency responders arrived, the man's life preserver floated away, leaving him to cling to his sinking canoe in the “swift-moving current,” authorities said.
Megan Edge
An investigation into nepotism, procurement violations and other lapses within Bethel  government won’t result in criminal charges, but city procedures have changed, the City Council says.
Lisa Demer
It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name of North America's highest peak.
Erica Martinson
The Horseshoe Lake fire in Mat-Su has more than doubled in size since Sunday, but firefighters bulldozed a line that should help keep the 52-acre fire from spreading, borough officials said.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Live Stream: "Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience," or GLACIER, in Anchorage.President Obama in AlaskaAlaska Dispatch News
President Barack Obama may be traveling into unfriendly political territory as he heads north to Alaska Monday, but he has been slowly paving the way with announcements aimed at ensuring a welcoming populace.  President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
President Barack Obama will film an episode of a wilderness survival show with TV outdoors star Bear Grylls during his trip to the state, NBC announced Monday. President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson

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Voices

Presidential advance team missed the mark on Alaska aviation

OPINION: It is disappointing that the officials charged with coordinating the president's visit chose not to engage in such conversations or recognize, that even in the 21st century, aviation in Alaska is still vastly different from everywhere else in America.Colleen Mondor

Adventure

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

“In Europe and Scandinavia, the unofficial rule is one-cast, one-step. This keeps people moving and eventually everyone gets to fish the hotspot pool,” Habermann said.Joseph Robertia

Sports

Another 1-2 clash awaits top-ranked West football team

Fresh off an 18-13 win over then-No. 2-ranked Dimond, No. 1 West this week travels to current No. 2 Chugiak in a battle of Cook Inlet Conference teams that top the rankings in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll released Monday.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

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.
Scott Jensen

Arctic

At an art installation in front of the Anchorage Museum that's part of the GLACIER conference has wood blocks with Arctic words carved in them in English, Alaska Native languages, Russian, Icelandic, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian. Conference participants and members of the public are encouraged to take a block revealing photographs by Brian Adams, Michael Conti and Jayson Smart.
Bob Hallinen

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We Alaskans

For 1923 visit to Alaska, White House shipped tablecloths, sheets to roadhouses

Herbert Hoover, the future president, wrote later that President Warren Harding was ill at ease on the Alaska trip, and insisted on playing bridge from just after breakfast until midnight. Hoover, then the secretary of commerce, was one of four other bridge players on the ship. "For some reason I developed a distaste for bridge on this journey and never played it again," Hoover said. Dermot Cole

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A chef’s step-by-step guide to restaurant-style Alaska rockfish

SPONSORED: Jack Sprat executive chef Andrew Brown shares his recipe for crispy rockfish with roasted tomatoes atop fresh Alaska-grown salad greens. Presented by Eat Alaska