A 21-year-old North Pole man was driving a minivan with children aboard when he apparently fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle, troopers said.

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Jesse VanderZanden, who managed Fairbanks International Airport for 12 years, plans to resign on Aug. 3. Jeannette Lee Falsey
Elodea, an invasive species previously thought to have spread only in waterways around Fairbanks, has been spotted north of Nenana in Interior Alaska.Associated Press

The University of Alaska Museum of the North opened an exhibit dedicated to dinosaurs in Alaska in May. It has teeth, skeletons and tracks of the extinct reptiles and their contemporaries that have never been seen by the public before. “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” is the first show of its kind at the museum and, as such, “fairly monumental,” said Earth sciences curator Patrick Druckenmiller.

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With Sunday's announcement that Mt. McKinley has been renamed Denali, Alaska businesses using the name "McKinley" are suddenly faced with a question: Keep the name or not? Laurel Andrews
Flint Hills Resources wants a more lenient standard for treating sulfolane pollution at its North Pole refinery, while the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation wants to delay any decisions until the results of a long-term study come back.Laurel Andrews
Alaska authorities are investigating the death of Gilbert N. Joseph, 57, at a Fairbanks jail.Jerzy Shedlock
About three dozen people gathered downtown to protest Sen. Lisa Murkowski's vote to close debate on a bill that would have stopped federal funding for Planned Parenthood.Sean Doogan
The National Park Service is celebrating its 99th birthday Aug. 25 by waiving entrance fees at all national parks, including those in Alaska.Alaska Dispatch News
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will appear at two public rallies in Alaska on Tuesday, kicking off a western states tour that he hopes can capitalize on lingering momentum of the 2012 campaign by his father, Ron Paul.Suzanna Caldwell