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Two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers, and taken to a Kenai Peninsula hospital.
Tegan Hanlon
The projected $3.1 million deficit is largely a result of overtime costs stemming from low staffing levels, officials said.
Devin Kelly
In a 30-minute phone conversation, Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan spoke about his efforts to set up his new office, his first steps once he’s sworn in, and whether he’d support a government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Nathaniel Herz
Iditarod veteran Karin Hendrickson was listed in fair condition Wednesday after being struck by a car during a training run alongside the Parks Highway.
Suzanna Caldwell
Teddy Smith of Kiana was found guilty Tuesday of attempted murder, robbery, theft and assault in a bizarre 2012 case that saw him shoot two hunters at a remote cabin along the Squirrel River.
Ben Anderson
As the tryptophan kicks in following a Thanksgiving feast, it dawns on you: It's the holiday travel season. Here are a few simple strategies to make for a more enjoyable journey this season.TravelScott McMurren
State transportation and wildlife officials are warning Alaska drivers of the rising risk of moose-vehicle crashes, saying the danger stems from wintertime darkness and an absence of snow to contrast with the dark brown ungulates. More than 500 moose crashes occur each year in Alaska.Alaska NewsNathaniel Herz
ANALYSIS: An Alaska oil price of close to $70 per barrel means rock-bottom revenue for the state, and a tax rate so low that it's conceivable some new oil development projects would pay nothing in production taxes.PoliticsDermot Cole
Pacific pulled away down the stretch in its 71-62 win over UAA in the opening game of the men's Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday night. SportsMatt Tunseth

News & Politics

2 injured when small plane crashes near Cook Inlet

Two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers, and taken to a Kenai Peninsula hospital.Tegan Hanlon

Sports

10-year-old boy is unlikely Shootout hero

An Anchorage fifth-grader jumped into the spotlight on Wednesday during the championship game of the women's Great Alaska Shootout. Matt Tunseth

Arctic

Finland wants to sell on-order icebreaker

The likely buyer is the state-owned Arctia Shipping Company, even though the icebreaker was intended for the Finnish Transport Agency. YLE News

Adventure

Denali National Park to accept 2015 reservations starting Dec. 1

Expecting high demand for peak travel months in 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve will soon be opening the early reservation process for the park's four major campgrounds and its shuttle service. Megan Edge

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Faith and fate: Deacon survives brush with death

Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor