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Cynthia Franklin, municipal prosecutor since 2011, has been chosen to head the state agency that regulates alcohol in Alaska. If marijuana is decriminalized, she might also lead the effort to regulate pot.   
Devin Kelly
An innocent question about open season on free-ranging cattle in the Mat-Su sparked Facebook outrage and a simple answer from authorities this week: No, you can’t hunt cows in the Valley.
Zaz Hollander
An errant forklift and a hidden can of pepper spray forced the evacuation of the thrift store chain's East Anchorage location Thursday.
Tegan Hanlon
Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who killed as many as 21 women, died Thursday at an Anchorage hospital. Many of the his victims were never identified and their bodies were never found.
Laurel Andrews,Kyle Hopkins
The "Moose Sex Project" in Canada's Maritime provinces aims to bolster endangered moose stocks in Nova Scotia by creating a corridor for migration and cross-border sex for animals in neighboring New Brunswick.
Alaska Dispatch News
These past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed watching crowds take full pleasure in the local farmers markets, buying everything from gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and Alaska oysters to breakfast radishes, snow apples and more. Food & DrinkKim Sunée
Broken windows and stolen Spam are just a few of the casualties of a widespread bear break-in problem in Northwest Alaska this summer. A poor berry season might be part of the reason.WildlifeSuzanna Caldwell
There is little doubt we are heading down the path toward the indoor gardening season. That being the case, now is the time to consider growing some of your outdoor plants indoors this winter.GardeningJeff Lowenfels
Airborne views offer the best way to see the greatness of Alaska.Alaska TravelScott McMurren

Voices

Don't end AQR's #UAAmazing story after 32 years of telling

OPINION: After decades performing at the highest levels of its craft and attracting a steady stream of national accolades, Alaska Quarterly Review should not be considered as a possible cut in UAA's 2014 Prioritization Process.Don Rearden

Sports

So long, Sivak, and other news

Sniper Peter Sivak, who last spring helped the Alaska Aces secure the third ECHL Kelly Cup in the club's 11 seasons on that circuit, gets an AHL-ECHL deal.Doyle Woody

Culture

Alaska from Scratch: Blueberry smoothies, for a sweet start to the day

Blueberries are great to use in baked goods, salads, or transformed into syrup or jam. One of the ways I use them most is as a base for a healthy homemade smoothie. Maya Evoy

News & Politics

Anchorage city prosecutor tapped to head state alcohol-control agency

Cynthia Franklin, municipal prosecutor since 2011, has been chosen to head the state agency that regulates alcohol in Alaska. If marijuana is decriminalized, she will also lead the effort to regulate pot.   Devin Kelly

Nation/World