It's high summer in Alaska and residents of the Last Frontier are too preoccupied with midnight sun and basking in 70-degree weather to report on much else.
A few big news stories from Alaska did make national headlines, though: U.S. Justice Department prosecutors won a big victory Monday when an Anchorage jury found Fairbanks militia commander Schaeffer Cox and militia lieutenant Lonnie Vernon guilty on federal murder conspiracy charges. And Joe Miller, who beat Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 U.S. Senate Republican primary only to lose to her in a write-in campaign, also found himself back in headlines. This time, Miller finally agreed to settle a lawsuit that's been ongoing practically since his Senate race.
Cook Inlet oil, summer solstice celebrations and the return of glass recycling to Anchorage -- check out a few of our best stories this week.