Bob Hallinen
Chugiak defeated Bartlett 40-20 at Chugiak High during the quarterfinals of the Alaska State Football Championships on Friday.
Alaska Dispatch News
The East Anchorage homeless camp where a black bear cub was speared to death last week was still intact Friday evening despite an eviction order from the city. Although the camp was not occupied by any people, a black bear was again rummaging through it.
Beth Bragg
The ASAA / First National Bank Alaska 2015 Tennis State Championships on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at The Alaska Club East.
Scott Jensen


Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sat down for a one-on-one interview with Alaska Dispatch News reporter Nat Herz on Oct. 8, 2015. Among other topics, they discussed the governor's upcoming plan to deal with Alaska's fiscal crisis. About 60% of next year's $5.1 billion state budget will be paid for with savings. Many revenue options are available for state lawmakers to consider in the future. Among the ideas on the table -- increasing oil taxes, implementing state sales or income taxes and cutting spending -- this conversation focused on Walker's overall plan and his efforts to lobby the White House to open up federal land for increased oil production.Read more: Gov. Walker pens sharp retort to House speaker's criticism of special session
Jerzy Shedlock,Loren Holmes
A man who says he suffers from severe Tourette's Syndrome told an Anchorage District Court Judge on Friday that three people charged with delivering and possessing marijuana were his caretakers.
Alaska Public Media

Cleaning Marine Debris from Alaska's Beaches | INDIE ALASKA

For 11 years, Gulf of Alaska Keeper has cleaned marine debris from remote Alaska coastlines. In summer 2015, GoAK organized a large-scale project to collect debris from across the Gulf of Alaska by barge and helicopter. Approximately 440 tons of debris was taken to Seattle, where it will be sorted and discarded or recycled.----------Indie Alaska  is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly series captures the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.
Megan Edge,Loren Holmes
Golden Bears tailback Ethan Falaniko,a 17-year-old senior, is one of the nation’s top high school football players. According to, which provides unofficial high school sports statistics, he ranks second in the nation in rushing yards with 2,001 in eight games this season.
Marc Lester
Chinook Elementary School honored principal Anita Stevens during a surprise assembly on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.
Mara Severin,Tara Young
The homey service, the good value and the earnest and authentic kitchen give me hope that Agave might stick around and give some competition to the more “canned” Mexican eateries in town.
Scott Jensen


You don't spend decades in the U.S. Senate and four years as Alaska governor and not form strong opinions.Frank Murkowski was a U.S. senator representing Alaska for more than 20 years, and the state's governor from 2002 to 2006. He lost the Republican primary to Sarah Palin in August 2006. After his term ended, he left public life.But Murkowski says he's still connected to Alaska's policymakers and business leaders. He wants to continue contributing ideas. He thinks he can help.Murkowski and his wife, Nancy Murkowski, visited Alaska Dispatch News Oct. 1, 2015, to chat with reporters and others. Murkowski told the group he met with Gov. Bill Walker that morning to discuss, among other things, the state budget crisis, what to do with the Permanent Fund, and Shell's decision to stop exploring for oil in the Chukchi Sea.The conversation has been edited for brevity. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Students of Rabbit Creek Elementary School in South Anchorage were bused to South Anchorage High School after a gas line break in the vicinity of the school on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Mike Dunham
It had the face of a walrus, swam like a polar bear, was as big as a hippopotamus and sucked its food off the rocks and mud around the Aleutian Islands 23 million years ago.