As Alaskans basked in the warmth of a record-breaking stretch of hot weather, thoughts turned to Kenai beer, colorful runs, gay pride and summer solstice. Here are a few stories of interest and import in Alaska's newsweek, June 16-22, 2013.
News week in review: Refugees from the Yukon River flooding in Galena share the experience, an Alaska Native village corporation returns massive dividends to shareholders, paratroopers storm Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Volkswagen pretends Fairbanks is in northern California.
News week in review: Exploring fundamentals of tension rippling around Bethel salmon trials; floodwaters reach rooftops in Galena as Alaska summer makes dramatic arrival, and Republicans hope third time's a charm in quest for a leader. Here are Alaska Dispatch's best stories of the week.