Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. Yereth Rosen
Known for having an adversarial relationship with the oil industry as a private attorney, Bill Walker made his first trip as governor to the state’s North Slope oil fields this week, taking a three-day tour of the widespread facilities and at times discussing prickly issues with oil officials.Alex DeMarban

Known for having an adversarial relationship with the oil industry as a private attorney, Bill Walker made his first trip as governor to the state’s North Slope oil fields this week, taking a three-day tour of the widespread facilities and at times discussing prickly issues with oil officials.

Loren Holmes

The Dalton Highway near the Deadhorse airport is overrun with water on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Crews from the Alaska Department of Transportation made a break in the highway the day before to release trapped water that was threatening the runway.

Loren Holmes
Soaring temperatures in Barrow and across northern Alaska are linked directly to a high-pressure system above northwestern Canada and consistent with odd weather tied to warm waters in the Pacific. Yereth Rosen
The recent diplomatic thaw between Russia and the United States over the crisis in Ukraine has had little effect there, but it is being felt somewhere else -- in the Arctic Ocean, near the North Pole.Andrew E. Kramer
Organizers say hundreds more people opposed to Arctic oil drilling are expected to protest Monday in Seattle, where a massive floating drill rig is parked on the waterfront.Associated Press
Despite low oil prices, high development costs, competition from the U.S. shale revolution and setbacks for Russian state oil companies, Russia's minister of natural resources is bullish on Arctic development. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
Though investment has declined, neighborly "friendships and professional contacts" endure, says Norway's consulate in the Russian city. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer
Norway, concerned about transport of nuclear waste and other hazardous cargo, is willing to spend its own money to keep Russian waters safe for navigation. Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer