Two former Anchorage mayors, Rick Mystrom and Mark Begich, will preside over a televised debate of the current crop of mayoral candidates on the eve of the municipal election next week.
Devin Kelly
The Alaska state Senate passed a marijuana crime bill without a proposed amendment that would have made marijuana concentrates illegal in 2017.
Laurel Andrews
The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction.
Dan Joling
Anchorage Police Department Lt. Anthony Henry has been given a termination notice and is currently on paid leave from the department, according to his attorney.
Sean Doogan
Anchorage police said a woman was stabbed multiple times in the hip and thigh with a broken mirror at a Muldoon trailer park Sunday, but the wounds were not life-threatening. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's new consulting business, started up after he lost his bid for re-election last year, has a new client -- a top law firm that represents American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Alaska NewsAlex DeMarban
After a visitor tried to bring a pet goat into Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service proposed a ban on domestic sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas in Alaska's national parks. OutdoorsMegan Edge
Two Darfurian refugees living in Spenard say they woke Sunday to find messages like "Not Welcome" and "Leave Alaska" scrawled on their cars, and the tires deflated. AnchorageMichelle Theriault Boots
The flies, similar in appearance to common house flies, have emerged in large numbers over the past month at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. ScienceYereth Rosen

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Sports

2 Alaskans win national hockey titles; Team Alaska falls in title game

Alaskans Clair DeGeorge and Avery Dunn helped the Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minnesota) 16-and-under girls win a Tier I national hockey championship Monday, when Team Alaska lost in the title game of the Tier II 16-and-under tournament.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Review: Chorus trumps noisy crowd in Anchorage Symphony's glorious Beethoven's Ninth

Crying babies and rude adults disrupted the audience, and maybe the musicians, at the Anchorage Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, but a big chorus overrode the commotion and brought the work to a glorious close.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Committee forms to tackle Arctic waterways safety

The Arctic Waterways Safety Committee, formed to develop the best practices for managing Arctic waterways, held its first formal meeting this month in Juneau, electing officers and meeting with the governor and Alaska's state committee on the Arctic.Carey Restino

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We Alaskans

On Lake Clark, batches of beer, each linked to a memory

I’ve discovered that naming batches of beer serves a similar purpose as keeping journals. And it’s more fun than asking Anne, while I’m on my way to retrieve a bottle of beer from the nearby babbling brook, “You want the old stuff or the new?”Steve Kahn