Rural Alaska

Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. Yereth Rosen
Grant Aviation, which once dominated the Western Alaska market, is gearing up for a comeback after a difficult spell.Lisa Demer
An array of Northwest rivers, including the Koyuk, Ungalik, Inglutalik, Shaktoolik, Unalakleet and Golsovia, will close to sport and subsistence fishing June 8.Alaska Dispatch News

The Dalton Highway near the Deadhorse airport is overrun with water on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Crews from the Alaska Department of Transportation made a break in the highway the day before to release trapped water that was threatening the runway.

Loren Holmes
The fossil of a bizarre shark with a "buzz saw" bite, found in the Brooks Range and lost for 29 years in the Smithsonian archives, is back in Alaska for an exhibit in Seward, thanks in part to the intervention of artist Ray Troll. Mike Dunham
Soaring temperatures in Barrow and across northern Alaska are linked directly to a high-pressure system above northwestern Canada and consistent with odd weather tied to warm waters in the Pacific. Yereth Rosen
A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Alaska's senior senator has reached an agreement with the Canadian ambassador to allow for 24-hour crossings at the border of Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, though details and a timeline were being finalized.Becky Bohrer
A young woman who traveled to Little Diomede to speak at the school’s graduation died at the community school and was found early Tuesday morning. Alaska State Troopers said foul play is not suspected and that the woman “experienced health-related issues prior to her death.”Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
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