Lisa Maloney
Alaska’s city dwellers get a lot of ribbing for being “30 minutes away from the real Alaska.” But all that infrastructure also creates easy access to some pretty legit outdoor adventures -- and the options just keep getting better. 
Bill Roth
Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists say they are working to capture and relocate a family of five black bears frequenting the Government Hill neighborhood but haven't yet been in the right place at the right time to do so. The bears have been seen as far afield as Mountain View, said regional wildlife biologist Dave Saafeld.
Marc Lester
The Alaska Legislature continued after its 90-day session with work on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Suzanna Caldwell
The rumors, it turned out, were true: Jack White was coming to Anchorage. 
Marc Lester
The final day of the regular session of the Alaska Legislature included a joint session for lawmakers to vote on dozens of appointments by Gov. Bill Walker, and votes on a variety of other bills.
Tara Young


BETHEL -- A city council member beckoned kids to a Native American hip-hop workshop, and then to one on belly dancing. People waited in line 45 minutes to buy $10 cups of Eskimo ice cream, or akutaq, with tundra berries, halibut and Crisco. On stage, one group of Bethel dancers reached deep to perform, only a year after their leader was killed in a house fire.The cultural explosion that is Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival is drawing thousands this weekend for dance and song, Native foods and family, dramatic regalia and live performances by a Yup’ik YouTube sensation.Read more: Bethel's Cama-i Dance Festival melds past and present, performers and audience
Bob Hallinen
Like the on-deck batter who goes through the same stretching ritual before each at-bat or the tennis player who bounces the ball a specific number of times before every serve, many competitive shooters perform a choreography of quirks before pulling the trigger.
Alaska Dispatch News
It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.
Marc Lester
With the end of the 2015 session of the Alaska Legislature approaching, lawmakers were busy with a full day of committee meetings and floor sessions at the State Capitol in Juneau on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Young trains for the Boston Marathon on Wednesday, April 14, 2015, at Clark Middle School track. 
Loren Holmes


The idea of friendly competition isn’t just something Native Youth Olympians talk about. It’s all they talk about.“It’s weird how competing against someone else will bring you together, but it really does,” explained Madeline Ko, who won the two-foot high kick during Friday’s competition at the Alaska Airlines Center.As is custom at the annual cultural and Native games competition, which concludes Saturday, athletes seemingly spent more time making friends with opposing teams and urging on fellow competitors than they did worrying about their own performances. In the final event of Friday’s competition, two-foot high kick participants invariably gathered in small groups of athletes from different teams, discussing strategy or giving last-minute hints to their opponents.The unusual collaboration between athletes is part of what makes the event special, explained Tim Blum, communications director for Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), which organizes the games with the help of more than 50 corporate sponsors and partners.“They really help each other out,” Blum said.Read more: Friendly competition the essence of NYO
Erik Hill
Feeling the pinch of the state budget crisis, the Alaska Department of Public Safety announced this month that the state is closing Alaska State Troopers posts in Talkeetna and Girdwood this year.