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While the suspension of state spending on projects like the Knik Arm bridge, the Susitna-Watana dam and the Kodiak launch complex is “pending further review,” the state’s budget director says Alaskans “should be prepared for several of these projects to be delayed and/or stopped.”
Nathaniel Herz
Alaskans are three times as likely as Americans as a whole to know about ocean acidification and be worried about it -- but not entirely clear on the scientific process that is changing the chemistry of the oceans.
Yereth Rosen
In assembling his cabinet and key support staff, Gov. Bill Walker has chosen a wide variety of independents, Democrats and Republicans -- and one whose precision made her an Olympic champion. 
Dermot Cole
When Angelica Haakenson woke up in the hospital and learned both her legs had been amputated, a family member says the 11-year-old's first thoughts weren't for herself -- they were for her mother, also seriously hurt in the Christmas Day accident on the Sterling Highway.
Sean Doogan
In comments filed with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, Attorney General Craig Richards raised antitrust concerns about the proposed sale, which could give Hilcorp significant influence over the gas market in Fairbanks.
Eric Lidji | Petroleum News
Visitors to Joe's Museum in Barrow spend hours examining stuffed animals, pieces of baleen with Native art scrimshawed or painted on their sides, masks, tools, paintings and posters signed by famous Alaskans.FeaturesJerzy Shedlock
The beloved annual tradition, which about 30 Alaska groups typically participate in, often yields surprises for patient birders.We AlaskansNancy Lord
To improve as a writer, write and write some more, Pedersen vowed.We AlaskansAnn Dixon
Ullrfest, named for the Norse god of winter, was capped off Dec. 26 with a bonfire fueled by old skis.
Bob Hallinen

Voices

Watana dam would kill the Susitna as salmon river

OPINION: The Alaska Energy Authority strains credibility by suggesting that the Susitna-Watana mega-dam would improve habitat in Alaska's fourth-largest king salmon river.Jack Stanford, Ph.D.

News & Politics

Christmas brings gift of 65 wood stoves to Tyonek residents

Christmas came a week early for many in the Southcentral Alaska village of Tyonek, but gifts arrived not on a sleigh but a Skyvan flown by Alaska Air Taxi.Carey Restino | Bristol Bay Times

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Culture

In 1974, the Anchorage Daily Times published a story with the headline “Grape Grower Goes Tomatoes.” Now, 40 years later, it might be time to reverse that headline.
Tara Young

Arctic

Russian air activity near northern Norway no higher now than in other years

Despite heightened tensions and some well-publicized recent incidents, Russian incursions into airspace near Nordic countries are no more frequent now than in 2012 or 2013, Norwegian military officials say.Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

Adventure

Now's the time to reserve a dream Alaska public-use cabin for midsummer

If you’re like me, you often visit the reservations sites too late to score a good cabin. It pays to plan and, luckily, with hundreds of cabins to choose across Alaska, there are still plenty available if you book now.  Alli Harvey

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Denali dilemma: Can Dan Sullivan get Mount McKinley renamed?

Alaskans of any political persuasion can agree that we should get to name our own state’s highest mountain, currently misnamed Mount McKinley. And Sen.-elect Sullivan is uniquely positioned to do something about it.Rick Sinnott