As Arctic ice continues to diminish in the summer months, shipping companies and other countries are increasingly taking advantage of available routes through the region. Can the U.S. catch up?Mead Treadwell
Maybe it’s thanks to the June mood boost, but we are all too busy to fight in Haines. There are too many other things demanding our attention.Heather Lende
Important historical images taken during the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear's journey north to Alaska and Russia make up the key subject of a new book, "Steaming to the North."David A. James
Like so many others, Gary McWilliams came to Alaska when he was a little adrift in the world, but found enough life in the state to fill a book.Kathleen Macknicki
This weekend in and around Anchorage, there's a little something for everyone as the city celebrates its centennial and outdoor events are in full swing.Alaska Dispatch News
Since moving to Alaska 15 years ago, I’ve seen Anchorage’s faith community rapidly adopt digital media -- especially in the past five to seven years. This column today explores the growing importance of one type of such media -- church websites -- locally.Chris Thompson

The AKC Dog Show hosted by Alaska Kennel Club in Anchorage brought in dogs, owners and enthusiasts to South Anchorage High School on Sunday June 28, 2015.

Shelby Lum
An elderly pit bull named Monkey is recovering after he nearly died following an encounter with a bear last week.Associated Press

Anchorage was doused with colored powder during the 2015 Color Run. 

Shelby Lum