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.
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.
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.  
Marc Lester
The Furs, Mounts and Skulls collection is part of Alaska Resources Library and Information Services collection inside the Consortium Library at UAA. Mounted birds and fish and the fur and skulls of various mammals are made available library card holders for two-week checkout periods.
From Kotzebue to Kenai Fjords, Skagway to Palmer, a selection of photos from Alaska Dispatch News photographers and contributors from October 2015.
Bill Roth
Final day of the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association's Speedy Glass Dog Derby dryland championships on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.  
Alaska Dispatch News
Police departments in Alaska are implementing body cameras following a national trend to make law enforcement interactions with the public more transparent.
Erik Hill,Kamala Kelkar
The bluffs that include the Ukkuqsi archaeological site continue to erode in Barrow. The site once again yielded human remains following a late-August storm. 
Anne Z. Cooke
A trip aboard the Lindblad Expedition National Geographic Explorer, a unique cruise ship offering visits to parts of the Arctic that few ever see.