Republican leaders say they have solid ground to extend the Legislature's work beyond 90 days because they are relying on the Alaska Constitution's maximum 120-day session limit, not the shorter limit established by the voter initiative process in 2006.
Pat Forgey
The family of Ezra Golilie Sr. had been trying to find him for months before his body was found partially submerged and frozen in Cuddy Family Midtown Park pond on April 11. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
Alaska State Troopers said 18-year-old Devin Iredale-Sharp was declared dead not long after police and emergency services responded to a Soldotna 911 call. Few details were immediately available, but troopers said they did not suspect foul play. 
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While the Legislature voted 47-12 to confirm Randy Hoffbeck as revenue commissioner, the leaders of a Senate committee voted against him, with one asserting that an investment decision Hoffbeck made last month cost the state tens of millions of dollars. It's a claim he rejects.
Dermot Cole
The Wasilla pilot killed in a Prince William Sound plane crash last week had hoped to descend below the clouds and land on an island before he went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.
Zaz Hollander
An animal control unit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will travel to Kagalaska Island in the Aleutians to kill invasive caribou that swam from nearby Adak Island.WildlifeDan Joling
Rank-and-file legislators trickled into the Capitol later than usual Monday as Republican and Democratic leaders met to try to resolve a budget impasse that extended the Alaska Legislature’s 90-day session past its scheduled adjournment Sunday night.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.ArcticYereth Rosen
On a rainy, windy Monday when Jeff Young of Anchorage dominated the men's 55-59 age-group at the Boston Marathon, he was one of several Alaskans who delivered career-best times.SportsDoyle Woody

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Gratitude: Wood bison reintroduction took a herd of Alaskans

OPINION: The decades of effort to reintroduce wood bison to Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers would not have been possible without a wide range of professionals and organizations, all of whom deserve thanks.Sam Cotten

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A big Boston Marathon result: Anchorage's Young wins age-group

On a rainy, windy Monday when Jeff Young of Anchorage dominated the men's 55-59 age-group at the Boston Marathon, he was one of several Alaskans who delivered career-best times.Doyle Woody

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Review: In first Alaska performance, an acoustic Jack White captivates his audience

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New evidence of prehistoric trade with Asia found at Bering Land Bridge site

A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

  • Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be -- life in prison or the death penalty -- as survivors and victims' families weigh in with their views.

  • The United States sent the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and a guided missile cruiser to join 10 other U.S. warships in the waters off Yemen on Monday to warn Iran about its shipments of weapons to rebels there, U.S. officials said.

We Alaskans

It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.
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