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Matt Tunseth
Sixteen-year-old Jackson Hobbs, from Franklin, Idaho, stunned the field in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby when he brought a 335-pound fish to be weighed at derby headquarters in the last half hour of the fishing day Tuesday, August 19, 2014. 
Marc Lester
Students returned to school in the Anchorage School District on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. 
Marc Lester
Tuesday’s Birdcage Battle was a dual meet between the West Eagles and East Thunderbirds. 
Alaska Dispatch News
PHOTOS: The 2014 primary election features a three-way race for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in November, a number of state house and senate races, and an oil-tax referendum that is among the most contentious in recent memory.
Tegan Hanlon
More than 10 years after the project began, a stalled makeover for the Port of Anchorage is expected to move forward -- thought it's not clear exactly what that will look like.
Bill Roth
 Big Wild Life Runs in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Megan Edge
Three Guys No Wood opened its doors in Soldotna four summers ago, but it has come a long way -- geographically. The idea originated in the Arctic community of Barrow, where the climate is less kind to woodworking.
Marc Lester
Alaska Raceway Park has been hosting drag races in the Butte, near Palmer, since 1964.
Bob Hallinen
South bagged three turnovers, scored one touchdown and set up another on the way to a 20-0 Cook Inlet Conference victory over Dimond at Anchorage Football Stadium.
Bob Hallinen
At the Project Chariot site, rusted-out pipes, wires and even a rotting fire extinguisher have lain on the tundra for more than 50 years, the last remnants of a plan to blast out a deep-water port in the Northwest Arctic using nuclear explosives.
Alaska Dispatch News
Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, reports a newstudy led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.
Bob Hallinen
West High defeated Palmer High 28-6 at Anchorage Football Stadium on Friday, August 15, 2105. The three Friday night games in Alaska are the first high school football games of the season in the US.