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Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced 89 appointments to more than two dozen state boards and commissions, including two appointees to the powerful State Assessment Review Board.
Nathaniel Herz
A 38-year-old man with a lengthy Alaska criminal record has been charged with multiple felonies after drunkenly eluding an Anchorage officer in a stolen truck on Wednesday morning, according to charging documents.
Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska's federal defenders and prosecutors have started reviewing cases of drug offenders who are potentially eligible for early release thanks to changes made earlier this year to sentencing guidelines. 
Jerzy Shedlock
Troopers say David Haynes, 45, was among four people in a Toyota sedan involved in a single-vehicle rollover late Wednesday.
Associated Press
Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirit of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.PoliticsBecky Bohrer | The Associated Press
The Seawolves missed 10 shots to fall into a deep hole against Missouri State, then staged an impressive comeback to seize the lead early in the second half, only to stumble on three straight possessions in the final minutes.SportsBeth Bragg
The young dancers who will perform in this weekend's "Nutcracker" are energetic, talented and passionate about their art. They're also very articulate and shared their thoughts about what it's like to be in the evergreen holiday ballet.CultureMike Dunham
Low-bush cranberries and wood frogs can both survive cold air, but each would die in a winter without snow. Temperatures about -12 F is their limit without the protection of a layer of insulation. ScienceNed Rozell

Sports

Seawolves rally, then stumble in Shootout loss to Missouri State

The Seawolves missed 10 shots to fall into a deep hole against Missouri State, then staged an impressive comeback to seize the lead early in the second half, only to stumble on three straight possessions in the final minutes.Beth Bragg

Culture

It's the pits: Growing houseplants from grocery store fruits and vegetables

I suppose I should applaud anyone who at least tries to grow something “unusual” from a seed or pit, and this is the time of year to try. What else is going on gardening-wise in your home?Jeff Lowenfels

Arctic

Norwegian oil drillers seek way around sanctions against Russia

The North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. wants permission to complete the deal with Rosneft, which is acquiring 30 percent of the Norwegian company in exchange for drilling contracts and onshore drill rigs. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Adventure

Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee cancels local moose hunts

The decision wipes out 76 permits for restricted weapons hunts available to archers as well as hunters using black powder or shotguns with slugs. But the committee may reconsider its vote at its meeting next week.Rick Sinnott

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Natural food, unnatural shortages

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.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News