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An Alaska national park employee who was critically injured when a rescue helicopter kicked up a rock that hit him in the head suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Jerzy Shedlock
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
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
A small plane crashed Friday in northern Alaska, leaving at least one person aboard injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board and Alaska National Guard. 
Tegan Hanlon
One Wasilla-area resident hopes the urn holding his infant son's ashes is among the contents of a stolen pickup that was driven by a man who died Thursday after a brief pursuit by Alaska State Troopers. 
Zaz Hollander
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.MilitarySean Doogan
OPINION: There's a world of difference in the team names Aniak Halfbreeds and Washington Redskins.CommentaryAlan Boraas
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. MilitarySean Doogan
Anchorage music lovers will have a rare chance to experience Baroque music as it was meant to be presented, with dancers, at a concert on Sunday. Alaska NewsMike Dunham


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

News & Politics

AIDEA takes next step on Fairbanks energy project

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and a private contractor signed a key 313-page agreement Friday to get a state-owned natural gas plant built on the North Slope.Alaska Dispatch News

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