Today's News

Paid content - Everyone knows the Anchorage housing market is tight. Real estate expert Connie Yoshimura weighs in with some suggestions for Mayor Berkowitz's administration to address housing concerns.Connie Yoshimura
Are you ready to head back to school? In this issue: 10 tips to prepare for a successful school year, lunch menus and shopping lists, navigating the ASD lottery system.Alaska Dispatch News
SPONSORED - New frontiers in Alaska entrepreneurship, from legal hurdles to business life cycles, it's all in the 2015 issue of Alaska Innovator.Alaska Dispatch News
Chugiak will represent Alaska at the Northwest Regional tournament in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Alaska Dispatch News

Kenai Post 20 defeated Chugiak Post 33 7-6 to force a second game to determine the American Legion baseball championship team at Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Bob Hallinen
The 14-mile Matanuska Peak Challenge is one of Alaska's most punishing mountain runs -- and even more so when it finishes with a sprint. Alaska Dispatch News
LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers offer bite-sized pieces of their minds.Alaska Dispatch News
Football players Reggie Tongue of Lathrop, Chris Kuper of Dimond and Jeremiah Richards of Palmer will be inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame on Sunday. Alaska Dispatch News
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
Garrett Stortz earned a bronze medal in golf to boost the Alaska contingent's number of medals to nine.Alaska Dispatch News

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
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
Sunday is the final day of the regular season, but the Bucs and Miners will play for the ABL championship Monday and Tuesday in the Top of the World Series.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: The late Stan Abbott was a restrained but powerful force behind some of the best journalism done in Alaska, and his contributions have outlasted his time here.Howard Weaver
OPINION: The call to pull funding from Planned Parenthood is drive by ignorance and misogyny -- and will result in more abortions, not fewer. Shannyn Moore
Men from the UAA cross-country team finished 1-2-3, and their teammate Joyce Chelimo set a women's record in the 5-kilometer run.Alaska Dispatch News
Should salmonberries that carpet the tundra be packed into gallon Ziplocs for sale? What about salmon harvested under subsistence rules, not commercial ones? A debate is raging over the sale of traditional Alaska Native foods.Lisa Demer
OPINION: Walker's renegade attempt to expand Medicaid in Alaska is wrong for several reasons -- not least because it violates Alaska law.Paul Jenkins

In an effort to extend his training season, defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, 28, is taking climate control into his own hands. He’s equipped the trailer with a refrigerator that cools the unit down to almost freezing. In those chilly temperatures, Seavey runs almost full teams on the device for about an hour at a time.

Suzanna Caldwell,Loren Holmes
Dogs on treadmills are a rare, but not totally new, training technique for mushers. Dallas Seavey wants to take it to the next level.Suzanna Caldwell