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Anchorage police reported Sunday that they had responded to numerous incidents involving weapons over the course of about three hours in the early morning.
Alaska Dispatch News
Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska’s newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he’ll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.
Alex DeMarban
An Anchorage business owner is encountering opposition to bringing a new lounge and restaurant into the building previously occupied by the Platinum Jaxx nightclub. 
Devin Kelly
A mining company hoping to turn a large graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula into the country’s only large-scale graphite mine met with residents in Teller this week to discuss its findings and hear from the locals who would live closest to any potential mine.
Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      BooksNancy Lord
Denali Whiting of Kotzebue is using traditional foods like seal, caribou and salmon to hone her body for competition.We AlaskansJillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.We AlaskansElizabeth Grossman | High Country News
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.   FeaturesJoel Davidson | Catholic Anchor

News & Politics

New design for Port of Anchorage is unveiled

Mayor Dan Sullivan and members of the port project team unveiled another new design for the Port of Anchorage on Friday, taking a simpler approach to fix what the municipality started years ago. But less than a third of the projected $485 million price tag is currently covered. Tegan Hanlon

Sports

New-look Shootout tips off Tuesday

It's a whole new ballgame when the 37th annual Great Alaska Shootout tips off this week -- the college basketball tournament has a new sponsor and will be played in UAA's new arena. Beth Bragg

Culture

Bloody literary thriller 'Hold the Dark' features an unrecognizable Alaska

Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      Nancy Lord

Arctic

Warmer winter weather brings hazards but can benefit caribou

Unseasonably high temperatures across Alaska have raised concerns about flooding, early river breakup and now, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder

Adventure

Sharpen your blades: Backcountry skating in Southcentral Alaska doesn't get much better

Ice-covered lakes are not unusual this time of year in Alaska. What is unusual is the lack of snow on top of the ice, leaving backcountry skaters such as Anchorage’s Kevin Turinsky a little gaga. “Yesterday, we went to Nancy Lake, and the conditions were just sublime," he said.   Brian Brettschneider

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