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King Harald V of Norway concluded his state visit to Washington and Alaska on Wednesday in Anchorage by stressing his message of concern over warming in the Arctic. Mike Dunham
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a new regulation Wednesday that defines the scope of federal oversight of waters, to a chorus of Alaska lawmakers and industry groups calling it an egregious federal overreach. Erica Martinson
Four Alaska Army National Guard helicopters took King Harald V of Norway and an entourage of about 30 from Anchorage’s Merrill Field to Homer on Tuesday morning. The party traveled across Kachemak Bay on the Rainbow Connection charter boat to the Tutka Bay Lodge.Mike Dunham
The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.Yereth Rosen
As traffic increases in the narrow strait between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, new safety and environmental protections are needed, advocates say.Yereth Rosen
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
A recent study has identified hot spots along the Aleutian Islands where the potential is high for large numbers of seabirds to be harmed by shipping-related oil pollution.Carey Restino
In the summer of 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires. That hazy summer was the most extreme fire year in the half-century people have kept records.Ned Rozell

A film that chronicles the excavation of a 200-year-old village along the banks of the Kobuk River -- and what happened when archaeologists found human remains -- is scheduled to play Friday night at the Amchorage Museum.

Alaska Dispatch News
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
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