Some people talk about "slow news days," but in Alaska, they're few and far between. This past week was no exception to the rule, as every day seemed to bring some new excitement to the 49th state.
On Sunday, it was the uncommon solar eclipse, visible only in certain clear portions of the state. Multimedia editor Loren Holmes compiled several photographs from Alaskans around the state who got creative when it came to capturing the astronomical event on film.
On Wednesday, it was high drama in the courtroom as Israel Keyes, the man accused of kidnapping and killing 18-year-old Anchorage barista Samantha Koenig, attempted to make a break for it during a routine pre-trial hearing. He had to be wrestled to the ground and Tasered, and Alaska Dispatch was in the courtroom as it unfolded.
Jill Burke was there for more courtroom controversy the next day, as alleged Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox broke down into tears during emotional testimony in his ongoing trial, where he is accused of conspiring to kill public officials.
And that was just the tip of the iceberg -- there was more Pebble Mine controversy, an Alaska Native artist discussing what it takes to balance life and art, and a follow-up on a woman who had lost a member of her family to a bear in 2010.
So check it out, and catch up on all the great stories you may have missed!