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A jury on Thursday began deliberating the murder case against Benjamin Wilson, the 31-year-old accused of shooting 28-year-old Leticia Faller in a Butte parking lot last November.
Zaz Hollander
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the smuggling of pounds of cocaine to Alaska through the Las Vegas airport.
Jerzy Shedlock
Calista Corp., the Alaska Native regional corporation for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, announced Tuesday that it will be issuing its biggest-ever dividend, a total of just over $5 million to 12,900 shareholders. A typical shareholder with 100 shares will receive $380, the corporation said.
Lisa Demer
James Donald Surrells robbed an East Anchorage branch of First National Bank Alaska on Aug. 13. Prosecutors had recommended a sentence of six years in prison after Surrells pleaded guilty to the robbery.
Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska this year will exhaust the remaining billions in its Statutory Budget Reserve, the state's most readily available savings account, but exactly how far it will have to dip into its Constitutional Budget Reserve next year depends remains uncertain.PoliticsPat Forgey
An apparently surprise discovery of natural gas on the Kenai Peninsula has sparked a dispute: What to do with tens of millions of dollars in potential profit? EnergyAlex DeMarban
The Iditarod's humble roots are being celebrated in a self-published anthology by a group of race organizers known informally as "the Old Iditarod Gang."IditarodSuzanna Caldwell
OPINION: In Alaska's villages, as in any community, the healing has to begin at home.VoicesElise Patkotak

News & Politics

Daylight saving time bill springs forward in Alaska Legislature

A Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska and allow for consideration of another time zone in the state.Molly Dischner | Associated Press

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Culture

Market Fresh: After a winter that wasn't, thoughts of spring

Like many, Rob Wells is looking forward to spring. But as the dahlia-growing Persistent Farmer, he has a different perspective -- one that comes from 150-plus varieties of flowers. Steve Edwards

Arctic

Risks too high with Rosneft, Norwegian drilling company says

A $4.1 billion deal with the Rosneft, announced last year, is now undermined by sanctions against Russia and other economic problems in that country, Norway's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. says. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.