Alaska News

Pulitzer Prize-winning Anchorage Daily News editor and journalism educator Stan Abbott died July 27 after a long illness following a series of strokes in a hospice near Detroit. He was 73.

Alaska Dispatch News
As Lisa Sauder relived the last two weeks and the deaths of a half-dozen regulars from Bean’s Cafe, the Anchorage soup kitchen, she repeated words like “devastating,” “heartbreaking” and “tragic.”Megan Edge
Thomas Alley, 31, was contacted by troopers on July 17 after “he was reported to have exposed himself to highway traffic,” the AST said in a dispatch reporting his arrest Sunday. Alaska Dispatch News
If there’s a metaphor for what’s going on within the walls of UAA’s theater department, a newborn might fit. What’s happening at UAA’s theater department is a massive changing of the guard. The legacy faculty who built the program, in fact, even built the UAA Fine Arts Building that opened in 1986, is now all gone.Kathleen McCoy
The regulations, if they survive the expected legal challenges, could shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants and create a boom in the production of renewable energy.CORAL DAVENPORT and GARDINER HARRIS
The National Weather Service on Saturday declared this July the wettest on record for Alaska's capital city, with 10.4 inches of rain measured at Juneau International Airport.Tegan Hanlon
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy has just left of the Chukchi Sea, dropped off a team of scientists in Nome and is sailing through the Aleutians to its next stop in Seward.Kamala Kelkar
Champion mushers and rookies alike met in downtown Fairbanks Saturday during the first day of signups for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.Associated Press
A 61-foot dam that helped kill off the Eklutna River salmon run will finally be removed. Will the fish return one day?Rick Sinnott

On Saturday morning, seven recent college graduates took off from Anchorage for Tokyo, where they'll prepare to teach English in towns across Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.

Tegan Hanlon