Some needed a stick, others a carrot, but drought-conscious Californians racked up their biggest water savings yet in July, conserving more than 30 percent, a dramatic reduction in one of the hottest months of the year.

Julia Prodis Sulek

At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing is hosting a week-long multinational humanitarian exercise for the first time in North America this week. The biannual Pacific Airlift Rally includes 14 Pacific Rim nations and is intended to sharpen coordination for future humanitarian airlifts.  

Bill Roth
Count on it, fellow Alaskans. A presidential visit like this may never happen again in your lifetime. Thank goodness.Libby Bakalar
LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers sound off on important issues in Alaska and beyond.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: The lawsuit to thwart Medicaid expansion is a nice gig for lawyers, but a waste of money for Alaskans.Rep. Andy Josephson
Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner said Thursday that he would deliver an oral ruling Friday on the Alaska Legislature’s lawsuit to stop Gov. Bill Walker from unilaterally expanding the public Medicaid health care program.Nathaniel Herz
Alaska's most accomplished hockey player -- the winner of two Stanley Cups and owner of nearly 1,200 games of experience in the NHL -- will go to the St. Louis Blues training camp on a tryout.Doyle Woody
A photographer posted the first images from this year of thousands of walruses at a large haulout near Point Lay, but the images have federal officials worried that photographers will ignore warnings to stay away from the site.Kamala Kelkar
“In Europe and Scandinavia, the unofficial rule is one-cast, one-step. This keeps people moving and eventually everyone gets to fish the hotspot pool,” Habermann said.Joseph Robertia
Huge, wind-whipped waves were crashing onto the beach at Barrow, forcing the closure of a road, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. Yereth Rosen,Alex DeMarban