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The projected $3.1 million deficit is largely a result of overtime costs stemming from low staffing levels, officials said.
Devin Kelly
Iditarod veteran Karin Hendrickson was listed in fair condition Wednesday after being struck by a car during a training run alongside the Parks Highway.
Suzanna Caldwell
Teddy Smith of Kiana was found guilty Tuesday of attempted murder, robbery, theft and assault in a bizarre 2012 case that saw him shoot two hunters at a remote cabin along the Squirrel River.
Ben Anderson
The Alaska Public Offices Commission Wednesday rejected marijuana activist Charlo Greene's objection to a subpoena related to an investigation into whether she violated campaign finance laws; Greene says she does not intend to comply.
Suzanna Caldwell
Three business operators in Fairbanks have been federally charged for selling misbranded Spice, or synthetic marijuana -- the first time the government has sought to charge Alaska head shop owners for selling the over-the-counter drugs. 
Jerzy Shedlock
State transportation and wildlife officials are warning Alaska drivers of the rising risk of moose-vehicle crashes, saying the danger stems from wintertime darkness and an absence of snow to contrast with the dark brown ungulates. More than 500 moose crashes occur each year in Alaska.Alaska NewsNathaniel Herz
ANALYSIS: An Alaska oil price of close to $70 per barrel means rock-bottom revenue for the state, and a tax rate so low that it's conceivable some new oil development projects would pay nothing in production taxes.PoliticsDermot Cole
Pacific pulled away down the stretch in its 71-62 win over UAA in the opening game of the men's Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday night. SportsMatt Tunseth
Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta on Wednesday, the turkeys were thawing -- and so was the moose and walrus, salmon and seal.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer

News & Politics

State warns of rising risk of winter moose crashes

State transportation and wildlife officials are warning Alaska drivers of the rising risk of moose-vehicle crashes, saying the danger stems from wintertime darkness and an absence of snow to contrast with the dark brown ungulates. More than 500 moose crashes occur each year in Alaska.Nathaniel Herz

Sports

Lundstrom's improvement coincides with Aces' gains

Rookie goaltender Niklas Lundstrom has smoothed the rough edges of his game lately, and that improvement has mirrored his team, which after a difficult start has won three straight games.Doyle Woody

Arctic

Parliamentary committee greenlights Fennovoima nuclear plant in Finland

Approval is contingent on at least 60 percent domestic ownership of the controversial nuclear plant, parliamentary members say. Fennovoima has already signed a contract with the Russian state-owned nuclear plant provider Rosatom to build the facility.YLE News

Adventure

Denali National Park to accept 2015 reservations starting Dec. 1

Expecting high demand for peak travel months in 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve will soon be opening the early reservation process for the park's four major campgrounds and its shuttle service. Megan Edge

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Faith and fate: Deacon survives brush with death

Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor