Today's News

The Anchorage Bucs defeated the Mat-Su Miners to win the Top of the World Series and the ABL championship at Herman Brothers Field in Palmer on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.  

LETTERS: Readers moved to comment on news of the day, in Alaska and Outside.Alaska Dispatch News
Atz Lee Kilcher, his wife, Cristina Jane Kilcher, and Wilma TV Inc. were each charged with one count of unlawful methods of taking or attempting to take big game by helicopter, according to charges filed July 13.Tegan Hanlon
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, just back from Washington, D.C., said Southeast residents' hopes for help from the U.S. State Department in dealing with Canada are unlikely to be realized.Pat Forgey
The Anchorage Bucs won their first ABL title since 1998 Tuesday by beating the Mat-Su Miners 2-0 in the final game of the three-game Top of the World Series in Palmer.Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage police have identified the man killed Monday in an East Anchorage shooting as 19-year-old Preston Junior Clark Perdomo of Anchorage.Tegan Hanlon

Kristine Dunker, a research biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Andrew Skibo of SePRO Corporation apply liquid fluridone to DeLong Lake to kill the invasive elodea weed on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. 

Bob Hallinen
OPINION: Gov. Bill Walker's ability to move forward with Medicaid expansion did not change with the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sibelius, and moving forward doesn't violate Alaska law.Mark Regan
Delta, American and United airlines have announced they will ban shipments of some hunting trophies in the wake of a popular lion's death in Zimbabwe, leading some to wonder how it might affect Alaska.Suzanna Caldwell
OPINION: Once again, this time in an uproar over government funding for Planned Parenthood, hyperbole wins out over disciplined debate on the merits of a topic.Mike Dingman
OPINION: Need for boating safety and common sense grows with increasing popularity of dipnetting by boat on the Kenai.Ben Ellis,Jeff Johnson
A 20-year-old woman was flown to an Anchorage hospital Tuesday with bites and scratches to her head, back and arm after she was mauled by a brown bear near Skilak Lake, according to the captain of Central Emergency Services.Tegan Hanlon
The accessible, time-efficient Alaska hike overlooking the community of Eagle River doesn't take much time or top-drawer fitness, and its many splendors include late-summer blueberries.Doyle Woody
Kevin Kern stepped down as head coach of the Service High football team Tuesday, 11 days before the school's season-opening game.Beth Bragg
Clearing the Seward Highway of debris from a deadly collision Friday took nearly 10 hours in part because special equipment, including a forklift and a heavy commercial tow truck, had to be brought to the scene, Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch Tuesday. Michelle Theriault Boots
One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.Phuong Le

A sightseeing tour boat captain recently caught a pod of orcas toying with a Steller sea lion as a precursor to a meal in waters outside of Juneau.

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Pick your favorite market, or try a new one, and celebrate with some beets, kohlrabi, kettle corn, sweets or whatever.Steve Edwards
OPINION: The fire of Mormons' faith shouldn't harden prejudice but burn away old biases.Elise Patkotak
The two special sessions held as Alaska lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget cost more than $886,000. The figure doesn't include the cost of extending the regular session by eight days.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press