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Alaska saw some weird winter weather last month: rain, warmth and -- in the western part of the state -- a once-in-a-lifetime "thundersnow" event. 
Megan Edge
Alaska House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced legislation Monday that would temporarily bar a state corporation from working on a state-sponsored pipeline intended primarily for shipping North Slope natural gas for export.
Nathaniel Herz
Traffic is moving again after car fire closed the Knik River Bridge in both directions for some time, the Anchorage Police Department said Tuesday morning.
Megan Edge
A career geologist accused in an Alaska environmental crimes case involving the dormant Platinum Creek Mine is cooperating with authorities and will plead guilty Wednesday to three federal charges.
Lisa Demer
John Lackey of Anchorage rolled into McGrath Tuesday morning to win the first stage of the Iditarod Trail Invitational human-powered race in 1 day, 18 hours and 32 minutes -- about four hours faster than any dog team has made the trip.  AdventureCraig Medred
A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday. EnergyYereth Rosen
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.AnchorageJerzy Shedlock
Although the Anchorage municipality is right next door to Chugach State Park, the rules that matter in the park are the state's, not Anchorage's. Highly InformedScott Woodham

News & Politics

Alaska state senator to propose time zone change

Plans to do away with daylight savings time have met with support in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, but opposition in Southeast. One solution might be to allow for a time zone change.Associated Press

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Risks too high with Rosneft, Norwegian drilling company says

A $4.1 billion deal with the Rosneft, announced last year, is now undermined by sanctions against Russia and other economic problems in that country, Norway's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. says. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer


We Alaskans

Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.