If you guessed the tripod on the Tanana River would stop the clock at 2:25 p.m. AST on April 24, you'll get the $330,330 jackpot -- or at least part of it.
Dermot Cole
The furloughs for 167 employees in leadership positions throughout the university system are a response to the state budget crisis, said university President Pat Gamble.
Jeannette Lee Falsey
After a neighborhood cleanup in Government Hill, the black bears have left, at least for now, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. 
Megan Edge
At least two officer vehicles were damaged during Friday morning's motorhome chase, Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said. 
Laurel Andrews
Jon Nauman, owner of Chugiak's Horse Drawn Carriage Company and a familiar face in downtown Anchorage, was seriously injured in a training accident earlier this month.
Suzanna Caldwell
The owners of the 4th Avenue Theatre want to incorporate parts of the defunct movie house in a downtown Anchorage complex that includes a 28-story tower combining housing and a hotel.BusinessMike Dunham
Alaska with take center stage now that the U.S. has taken the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council, with Secretary of State John Kerry calling Friday for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and Alaska leaders highlighting economic development opportunities. ArcticAlex DeMarban
David Edgecombe and his wife, actress Elizabeth Ware, have been involved in at least 100 plays in Alaska. Now they’re going out with a bang -- or at least a bloody knife: a production of Shakespeare’s “Scottish play” directed by Edgecombe and featuring Ware in the role of Lady Macbeth.ArtsMike Dunham
"Tundra" cartoonist Chad Carpenter's wacky film about a killer moose terrifying a quirky Alaska town will open at Valley Cinema in Wasilla on Friday, April 24.Film & TVMike Dunham

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