In Dillingham, Trivia Night at the Willow Tree bar can get raucous as more and more suds are swilled. But what better way to ensure there are fewer strangers in town?Clark Fair
Hundreds of abandoned and derelict vessels litter Alaska shorelands from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Aleutians to Southeast, and the cost of removing them is easily in the tens of millions of dollars.Lisa Demer
The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen
Federal managers had limited subsistence fishing and closed all fishing to nonrural residents -- meaning that visitors, newcomers and residents from outside 32 federally designated villages were not allowed to fish with any gear type. Under state management, that ban is lifted.Lisa Demer
Gov. Bill Walker has made it official: He is changing the name of a census area in Western Alaska from that of a slave owner who never set foot there to that of the region's tallest mountains.Lisa Demer
Moses A. John attacked two adults with knives, then fired rounds from a rifle at a group that included the adults he'd attacked earlier, as well as three children, troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.Yereth Rosen
A regulation meant to protect Arctic walruses prohibits simultaneous operation of two drill rigs within 15 miles of each other. That means Shell's Chukchi well sites, which are clustered together, likely won't be drilled simultaneously, an Interior spokeswoman says. Yereth Rosen
A burn ban was lifted Tuesday in many parts of Alaska but remains in place in Anchorage and Western Alaska, the Division of Forestry announced. Laurel Andrews,Zaz Hollander
A recent multiyear community archeology project at Cape Krusenstern National Monument was been recognized for its research, public outreach and local education efforts last week when it was named a winner of the 2015 John L. Cotter Award for Excellence in National Park Service Archeology. Jillian Rogers