A bill to eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska is gathering opposition as hearings are set in the state House.
Nathaniel Herz
Police say a woman was knocked unconscious and stabbed while walking on the Chester Creek Trail around noon Sunday, and was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Alaska Dispatch News
Echoes of the hotly-contested 2014 U.S. Senate election are reverberating in the Anchorage mayoral race, from endorsements to campaign staffers and volunteers.
Devin Kelly
If the recent past is any guide, the most common surnames among Permanent Fund dividend applicants will be Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones. About 20,000 applicants gave one of those five last names a year ago.
Dermot Cole
Police said at least one member of a group denied entry to an East Anchorage house party early Sunday pulled out a handgun and started shooting, striking an 18-year-old in the shoulder. 
Alaska Dispatch News
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
When you live in Alaska, where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge. And some are hoping to change that.EducationMelissa Griffiths
OPINION: Our representatives in Juneau must be forced into a conversation about how to use the Permanent Fund in a better way than just for individual payouts.CommentaryRoger Burleigh
Deep snow and bitter cold forced famous Iditarod Trail hiker Tim Hewitt to reluctantly accept a snowmachine rescue. His ninth Iditarod Trail Invitational ended with both him and his wife, Loreen, heading home to mend their frostbite.We AlaskansCraig Medred

News & Politics

How a convicted rapist escaped the Anchorage jail and roamed the city for 3 hours

With a history of convictions for sexually terrorizing strangers, Kevin Tuckfield was considered so dangerous he was required to have a two-guard escort every time he left his cell at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. So how did he become the first person in the jail's history to successfully escape?   Michelle Theriault Boots

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Does Alaska want more wolves? Well, do the math.

OPINION: The reason for the low numbers of Denali Park wolves probably is not clear but one thing is for sure: It is not logical or fair to blame hunting and trapping in or near the “hard park” portions of Denali.Pete Buist

Sports

With 4-2 win, Aces finally shove their way into playoff picture

Alaska's three-game sweep at Stockton, which drove its winning streak to five games, also allowed the Aces to leapfrog Utah and move into the last playoff spot in the ECHL's Pacific Division.Doyle Woody

Culture

Alaska From Scratch: For spring, a different kind of carrot cake

This is unlike any “carrot cake” I’ve ever had, and I hesitate to even call it carrot cake because it’s so pleasantly different. For starters, there are no spices in this cake.Maya Evoy

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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

Too cold? Too snowy? Too much?

Deep snow and bitter cold forced famous Iditarod Trail hiker Tim Hewitt to reluctantly accept a snowmachine rescue. His ninth Iditarod Trail Invitational ended with both him and his wife, Loreen, heading home to mend their frostbite.Craig Medred