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If the regents had voted to move forward with UA President Pat Gamble’s proposal, undergraduate courses would have cost $6 to $8 more per credit. Tuition will remain unchanged for the 2015-16 school year. 
Tegan Hanlon
NORAD said the Russian planes -- two refueling tankers, two fighters and two long-range, nuclear capable bombers -- made a loop and returned to Russian airspace after being contacted by the NORAD jets. 
Sean Doogan
Guy Merculief's death is Anchorage's third pedestrian fatality in less than two weeks. Police say they have arrested the man believed to be the driver, who provided a breath sample approximately twice the legal limit for alcohol.
Devin Kelly
Members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in a deployment ceremony Friday in Anchorage Friday as they prepared to head overseas to support peacekeeping efforts in the Balkan state.
Sean Doogan
David C. Walcott and David R. Eneyuk, the village's only two village public safety officers, were both accused of assaulting their wives in separate alcohol-related incidents in the early morning hours of Sept. 6 and subsequently fired from their jobs. New Stuyahok has one village police officer. Officials hope to hire new VPSOs soon.
Dave Bendinger
Wanting a freezer full of meat but unsure when her husband would be home from working on a fishing boat near Kodiak, Ashley Switzer borrowed her father's rifle and headed for the hills above Homer.OutdoorsCraig Medred
Moda Health says it will cancel individual policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act, a decision that will affect about 800 Alaskans. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, meanwhile, will allow its members to hang onto noncompliant policies  HealthTegan Hanlon
OPINION: Given his own history, Sean Parnell's personal attack of Bill Walker for supposed inconsistency is particularly brazen.CommentaryEthan Berkowitz
OPINION: There's a world of difference in the team names Aniak Halfbreeds and Washington Redskins.CommentaryAlan Boraas


Williams to the rescue in Service's 14-12 football win at Dimond

Just when it seemed Service was all but assured victory, the Cougars needed Gil Williams' second clutch special-teams play Friday night to preserve a 14-12 Cook Inlet Conference win at Dimond.Doyle Woody


Iditarod photographer recounts adventures on the trail in 'Chasing Dogs'

Photographer Jeff Schultz has spent more than three decades as official photographer for the Iditarod, meaning he's accumulated tens of thousands of photographs and just as many stories on the race. He shares some of each in his new book.Colleen Mondor


Kim Sunée: Revisiting that one-pot wonder, minestrone soup

Minestrone is a wonderful lunch option or even substantial enough for dinner. Just add a green salad and some crusty bread and you’ve got a filling meal to carry you from these early fall days into the colder winter evenings. Kim Sunée

We Alaskans

RIP Suby Sam: The story of my stolen car

One morning in August 2013, I awoke to find an empty parking space where my car should have been. My Subaru had been stolen overnight, one day before I was set to begin a long-anticipated journey abroad. Laurel Andrews