With the clock ticking toward the Alaska Legislature’s planned midnight adjournment, there appeared to be little movement as of Sunday afternoon in the three-way state budget negotiations between Republicans in the House and Senate and the Democratic minority caucus in the House.
Nathaniel Herz
Thirty-five firearms, personal documents, rare paintings and family heirlooms: Those are among the items Alaska State Troopers said they recovered from two Wasilla residents suspected of six separate burglaries and a string of mail thefts in the Mat-Su.
Ben Anderson
As Democrats and Republicans in the Alaska House try to negotiate a final budget package in time for the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment at midnight Sunday, the House Democratic leader flew to Anchorage to visit his new baby, which arrived just after 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
Nathaniel Herz
Anchorage police said Sunday that a motorcyclist is in critical condition following a Saturday night crash involving a car driven by a man suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.
Ben Anderson
A black bear sow and her four cubs rummaging through trash in the Anchorage neighborhood of Government Hill were saved from euthanasia Saturday after a phone call from Gov. Bill Walker to the commissioner of Fish and Game.  
Jeannette Lee Falsey
The cultural explosion that is Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival is drawing thousands this weekend for dance and song, Native foods and family, dramatic regalia and live performances by a Yup’ik YouTube sensation.
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Tara Young
About 2.68 million visitors took advantage of Alaska's 23 national parks last year, and state Park Service spokesman John Quinley said that number is expected to climb this year and next, as the Park Service prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday.OutdoorsElwood Brehmer
Unalaska Sgt. Jennifer Shockley writes brief, inventive and colorful retellings of the activities of fellow officers that appear in publications throughout Alaska and are followed online by readers sprinkled throughout the world.   We AlaskansClark Fair
Latest news from the Alaska Legislature: On Saturday, lawmakers made little headway on their final budget differences over school funding and state employee pay, even as they moved an array of other bills like a sexual abuse prevention measure and another naming the state library after a Russian Orthodox priest.
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GOP clown car runs right over Alaskans in oppostion to governor

OPINION: Not even a law to protect Alaska children from sexual assault can penetrate the force field of wretched politics that insulates the Legislature's Republican majority leadership.Shannyn Moore

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Anchorage girls take aim at Division I riflery careers

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Clean slate: Heading off with friends to ski across the Seward Peninsula

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Tasty least auklets? Find a recipe in marvelous book of Aleut food

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Permafrost 'carbon bomb' unlikely, but worries over northern thaw persist

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We Alaskans

It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.
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