More than 80 percent of this year's $1.5 billion capital budget comes from the federal budget. 
Pat Forgey
A black bear sow and her four cubs rummaging through trash in the Anchorage neighborhood of Government Hill were saved from euthanasia Saturday after a phone call from Gov. Bill Walker to the commissioner of Fish and Game.  
Jeannette Lee Falsey
A bill establishing a Marijuana Control Board passed the Senate unanimously Saturday afternoon, while a city marijuana regulation bill failed and will be taken up again on the Senate floor.
Laurel Andrews
The state's plan to close the Alaska State Troopers post in Talkeetna for a savings of $80,000 a year is generating heated local criticism. 
Zaz Hollander
Anchorage police say they've arrested the primary suspect in an armed robbery that happened Saturday evening at the Smoke King store in Mountain View.
Egan Millard
The building's owners wrote that there was a break-in right before the fire started on Friday evening and asked the public to provide photos of the blaze’s early stages and any vehicles nearby at the time. No one was injured in the fire. Mat-SuJeannette Lee Falsey
With hundreds of dancers, drummers and singers, 400 volunteers and thousands of spectators, Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival brings a whirl of color and a steady beat of drums.CultureLisa Demer
The idea of friendly competition isn’t just something Native Youth Olympians talk about. It’s all they talk about.
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Loren Holmes
This group of a half-dozen were not on the trip to make measurements or otherwise perform science. They wanted to see, smell and slide across new country, about 200 miles that included two hot springs with tubs at Serpentine and Pilgrim.AdventureNed Rozell

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Latest news from the Alaska Legislature: On Saturday, lawmakers made little headway on their final budget differences over school funding and state employee pay, even as they moved an array of other bills like a sexual abuse prevention measure and another naming the state library after a Russian Orthodox priest.
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Walking a windswept 500 miles to Kotzebue with 2 kids

When we emerged from our underground bunker, snowdrifts were sculpted into concrete ribbons and arches, with funnel slides and fluted ridges reaching up to the tops of the ice castles.Erin McKittrick