Of 311 registered voters, 70 percent said they either strongly or mildly supported adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for employment and housing in city law. 
Devin Kelly
A newly released study found that every dollar put into the Alaska Marine Highway System has double the economic benefit to Alaska.
Associated Press
The Walker administration plans to generate at least $10 million more annually for Alaska and reduce imports of Lower 48 crude oil by sharply boosting the amount of royalty oil it sells to in-state refiners.
Alex DeMarban
From the rural locations of many airports to the state's high cost of living, the Transportation Security Administration says hiring in Alaska is particularly challenging, with many positions open at more than a dozen airports.
Hope Miller
Morning sunshine brightened the trails as 500 skiers participated in the 20th annual Alaska Ski For Women at Kincaid Park on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. 
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Frazzled? Fuming? Fed up? Children with difficult behaviors can test the best of us. Here’s where to turn for help.VoicesJill Burke
Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.WildlifeYereth Rosen
With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. We AlaskansTara Young

News & Politics

Golden opportunity or toxic risk? Southwest Alaska debates Donlin mine

After investing a fortune in community causes, Donlin Gold’s good name as a benefactor is bumping up against the enormity of what it proposes: a giant mine on a remote Southwest Alaska ridge.Lisa Demer

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Adventure

Mushers topped Eagle Summit in the second day of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon, on a trail that retraces historic mail and supply routes along the Yukon River.
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Culture

Super Bowl commercials stick to the script, take few chances

Advertisers dusted off their well-worn playbooks for Super Bowl 50, deploying a combination of humor, celebrities and plenty of animals in their annual appeal for the attention of the game’s more than 100 million viewers.Sydney Ember

Arctic

Interview: Gov. Walker 
outlines Arctic 
priorities

2015 saw increased attention paid to the Arctic from the state, the nation and the world. How does Gov. Bill Walker plan to respond to the rapid changes in the region?Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder

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We Alaskans

Get down, fellow Alaskans, to some 'hardcore Alaska soft'

I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.Geoff Kirsch

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