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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
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
Two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers, and taken to a Kenai Peninsula hospital.
Tegan Hanlon
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
OPINION: Chuitna coal project is an idea about as un-Alaskan as it gets. Herbert Hunt needs to hear "no."CommentaryJudy Heilman
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.Alaska NewsNathaniel Herz

Sports

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos defeated the Washington State Cougars 71-43 in a first round game in the 2014 GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Bob Hallinen

Culture

AACCC Adoption of the Week: Meet Holly

Hey! Holly here! Wanna play? Wow – what a happy, friendly, and enthusiastic dog Holly is. This spayed Labrador/husky mix came to us as a stray but she’s had some training as she knows both sit and down – tricks that she’ll execute eagerly. 

Arctic

Finland wants to sell on-order icebreaker

The likely buyer is the state-owned Arctia Shipping Company, even though the icebreaker was intended for the Finnish Transport Agency. YLE News

Adventure

Denali National Park to accept 2015 reservations starting Dec. 1

Expecting high demand for peak travel months in 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve will soon be opening the early reservation process for the park's four major campgrounds and its shuttle service. Megan Edge

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