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“I could see it coming and there wasn’t a dang thing I could do about it,” Karin Hendrickson said from a hospital bed Thursday, two days after being struck by an SUV while training her dog team along the Parks Highway.
Tegan Hanlon
A long-awaited federal decision on the permits behind a proposed coal mine near Sutton upheld the permits, but upbraided the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. 
Zaz Hollander
Only a tiny portion of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally reside in Alaska. But experts say President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration could still have wide-ranging effects on some who live and work in the state.
Nathaniel Herz
Legislators are set to review a multi-year reduction in royalties recommended for Caelus Energy's Nuna project on the North Slope, which could represent a $75 million boost to the project's profitability for the company.
Pat Forgey
The projected $3.1 million deficit is largely a result of overtime costs stemming from low staffing levels, officials said.
Devin Kelly
The young dancers who will perform in this weekend's "Nutcracker" are energetic, talented and passionate about their art. They're also very articulate and shared their thoughts about what it's like to be in the evergreen holiday ballet.CultureMike Dunham
The practice of storytelling for friends and neighbors is alive and well in Alaska. In Anchorage, the "Arctic Entries" series draws sold-out crowds. In Fairbanks, a new venture called "Dark Winter Nights" attracted an overflow crowd to hear a mix of memorable tales.AdventureDermot Cole
After you have enjoyed a day of too much food, too much wine and (dare I say it?) too much family, give yourself a break. Food & DrinkMara Severin
As the tryptophan kicks in following a Thanksgiving feast, it dawns on you: It's the holiday travel season. Here are a few simple strategies to make for a more enjoyable journey this season.TravelScott McMurren

News & Politics

State warns of rising risk of winter moose crashes

State transportation and wildlife officials are warning Alaska drivers of the rising risk of moose-vehicle crashes, saying the danger stems from wintertime darkness and an absence of snow to contrast with the dark brown ungulates. More than 500 moose crashes occur each year in Alaska.Nathaniel Herz

Sports

10-year-old boy is unlikely Shootout hero

An Anchorage fifth-grader jumped into the spotlight on Wednesday during the championship game of the women's Great Alaska Shootout. Matt Tunseth

Arctic

Norwegian oil drillers seek way around sanctions against Russia

The North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. wants permission to complete the deal with Rosneft, which is acquiring 30 percent of the Norwegian company in exchange for drilling contracts and onshore drill rigs. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Adventure

Alaska hunters beware: Bears could be following you

Montana researchers say they now have evidence grizzly bears in that state follow elk hunters hoping to scavenge their kills. At least, that's what one bear fitted with a GPS-tracking collar did. The scientists fitted 100 hunters and eight bears with GPS units. Craig Medred

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Faith and fate: Deacon survives brush with death

Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor