Mariah Saari had pulled off a remarkable turnaround: From broke, pregnant and couch-surfing to the working mother of a healthy baby girl.  But things were beginning to fall apart, and Mariah was exhausted and on the verge of being evicted — exactly the kind of instability she wanted to shield her daughter from.

Michelle Theriault Boots
Salmon can labels were a snapshot of history that reflect the political circumstances, the cultural conditions and economic conditions that were going on at the time the salmon was marketed.Maria Dudzak
For the last seven years, a coffee stand inside Hiland Mountain Correctional Center has served up espresso to staff, inmates and visitors as both a fundraiser and skill builder.Suzanna Caldwell

On Halloween, a trick-or-treating event hosted by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership and local businesses drew hundreds of costumed kids and adults -- and even dancing zombies -- to Fourth Avenue. 

Bob Hallinen
Three winners of the We Alaskans six-word memoir contest hail from Kotzebue, Homer and Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News
"Buddy the Elf," who lists his address as "North Pole, North Pole, Alaska," filed a statement of candidacy for president of the United States in August.Suzanna Caldwell
A superb performance of Schubert's Cello Quintet starts the 2015-16 concert season in stunning fashion.Mike Dunham

The 10th Midnight Sun Pumpkin Weigh-Off took place at the Alaska State Fair with just one contestant on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. 

Shelby Lum

The 2015 Alaska State Fair began on Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Sept. 7. 

Shelby Lum
 The Alaska State Fair has named a couple who raise bison on Lazy Mountain as this year’s Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year.Zaz Hollander