The state of Alaska struggled to find the right place for Gilbert Nashookpuk, a convicted sex offender who'd been in trouble with the law from the time he turned 18. Now, he's charged with killing his caretaker at an Anchorage assisted living home.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Merrill Field airport is eyeing development of a portion of green space adjacent to its airport, and some in the community worry that potential new office buildings will jeopardize the character of the neighborhood at Sitka Street Park. 
Laurel Andrews
An independent company drilling for oil and gas in Cook Inlet is urging legislators to be cautious about changing the state's production tax credit system or risk killing off some projects.
Alex DeMarban
Some say that the removal of a metal platform from the northeast corner of Campbell Creek Park has reduced groups of drunk, aggressive people hanging out there. But others say the problem has just shifted elsewhere. 
Marc Lester,Devin Kelly
Liam Walsh, 33, has been missing for a week in Hatcher Pass, and family and friends are staying positive as helicopters try to find some sign of his whereabouts. 
Devin Kelly
After a couple of hours of exhuming a bear carcass from its muddy grave in Midtown Anchorage, the sickly sweet smell of mortified flesh pervaded the woodlot.We AlaskansRick Sinnott
Andrew Christensen founded Anchorage. But historians hardly knew anything about him personally until, well, now.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
A solid, sickening thump could be heard on impact, and left a motorcyclist wondering if her riding partner and husband was seriously hurt, or worse after a collision with an Alaska moose.WildlifeYonah Lempert Luecken
As a river eats its way into Newtok, residents are planning their moves to a new village site 12 miles away. One family will move into a house on skis with the ability to migrate as needed with self-contained water and electrical systems.ScienceNed Rozell

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East High student dances past her differences

Having a prosthetic leg hasn't stopped Taylor Haines, a captain of the East Anchorage High School dance company. She leaps and whirls as well as anyone in the studio. Better, many say.Marc Lester

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We'll have to work together to put Alaska's fiscal house in order

OPINION: Challenge in building a sustainable budget for Alaska demands a spirit of cooperation and a fundamental agreement that doing nothing is not an option.Randy Hoffbeck,Scott Goldsmith


Kids visit with Anchorage Police Department patrol officer and K9 handler Chris Nelson and Doc at the annual Police Navidad at the Anchorage Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, AK, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The celebration put on by the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association featured craft tables, exhibits, entertainment, the Mooselip model railroad and visits with Santa Claus, among many other activities. 
Bob Hallinen


With monthly culture day, Shungnak school links students with their heritage

A culture-first approach at the Shungnak school is reconnecting students in the Northwest Arctic village of Shungnak with their  heritage, through programs like an Inupiaq word of the day, or sessions where elders teach students traditional methods for butchering seal.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder


  • For Peyton, the two-way robot system gives her a stronger connection to friends, and more focus on the familiar rhythms of childhood that preceded her whirl of medical treatments.

  • The gunman suspected of storming a Planned Parenthood clinic and killing a police officer and two others used the phrase "no more baby parts'' to explain his act, according to a law enforcement official, a comment sure to further inflame the heated rhetoric surrounding abortion.