The state of Alaska struggled to find the right place for Gilbert Nashookpuk, a convicted sex offender who'd been in trouble with the law from the time he turned 18. Now, he's charged with killing his caretaker at an Anchorage assisted living home.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Merrill Field airport is eyeing development of a portion of green space adjacent to its airport, and some in the community worry that potential new office buildings will jeopardize the character of the neighborhood at Sitka Street Park. 
Laurel Andrews
An independent company drilling for oil and gas in Cook Inlet is urging legislators to be cautious about changing the state's production tax credit system or risk killing off some projects.
Alex DeMarban
Some say that the removal of a metal platform from the northeast corner of Campbell Creek Park has reduced groups of drunk, aggressive people hanging out there. But others say the problem has just shifted elsewhere. 
Marc Lester,Devin Kelly
Get up. Get outdoors. Have a look around. Here's a list of even more family-friendly winter activities to enjoy.VoicesJill Burke
In 17 years at the helm, conductor Randy Fleischer has brought silent films, fresh music and fireworks to the Anchorage Symphony.We AlaskansElissa Brown
After a couple of hours of exhuming a bear carcass from its muddy grave in Midtown Anchorage, the sickly sweet smell of mortified flesh pervaded the woodlot.We AlaskansRick Sinnott
A solid, sickening thump could be heard on impact, and left a motorcyclist wondering if her riding partner and husband was seriously hurt, or worse after a collision with an Alaska moose.WildlifeYonah Lempert Luecken

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Kids visit with Anchorage Police Department patrol officer and K9 handler Chris Nelson and Doc at the annual Police Navidad at the Anchorage Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, AK, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The celebration put on by the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association featured craft tables, exhibits, entertainment, the Mooselip model railroad and visits with Santa Claus, among many other activities. 
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With monthly culture day, Shungnak school links students with their heritage

A culture-first approach at the Shungnak school is reconnecting students in the Northwest Arctic village of Shungnak with their  heritage, through programs like an Inupiaq word of the day, or sessions where elders teach students traditional methods for butchering seal.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder