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An Anchorage air traffic controller's quick thinking saved a Kansas pilot from possible tragedy near Juneau last summer. Now that controller, Parker Corts, is being honored as a hero by his union. 
Zaz Hollander
An Anchorage Police Department officer was struck by another officer's vehicle Saturday night while investigating a report of theft at a Fred Meyer in South Anchorage. The officer's leg was broken in the incident, and two suspects were taken into custody.
Alaska Dispatch News
The state may be facing a $3.5 billion deficit, but budget talk isn't all that goes on in Juneau. The House has so far passed more ceremonial bills than substantive ones. The Senate Finance Committee spent part of a hearing on a bill to exempt Alaska from Daylight Saving Time. One representative has filed a measure to declare July the state’s peony month.
Nathaniel Herz
The new ordinance bans public use in bars, on beaches, and all city property. “We believe that this definition provides the broadest restriction on public use permissible,” one council members said, though he added that the council has the option of adopting a still more restrictive policy by banning “quasi public use” on boats. 
Jim Paulin
Alaska State Troopers are continuing to search for Andre Morris Tanner, who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods 15 miles north of the junction with the Sterling Highway Saturday afternoon.
Devin Kelly
When Caucasian Alaska parents adopt a Tsimshian daughter, how does the child connect with her culture? How about a visit to her birth parents and relatives in Metlakatla?We AlaskansPaula Dobbyn
Through the years, UAF researchers have traveled to Barrow for interviews and gathered existing recordings of the few Americans who live with sea ice -- and depend upon it. ScienceNed Rozell
Twice a runner-up, the veteran Iditarod musher, now 60, has seen massive changes in the 1,000-mile race to Nome -- especially the speed with which dog teams travel. IditarodLew Freedman
The winners drove Polaris Axys Switchback 600 machines to claim the top prize of $50,000 of a race purse totaling $254,000.AdventureDermot Cole

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Fast trail awaits Iditarod Invitational competitors

Not rain nor warmth nor lack of winter can keep the two-legged competitors from the historic Iditarod Trail. As the dog racers gear up to move north to Fairbanks in search of snow, the cyclists and runners of the Iditarod Trail Invitational are heading north along the classic trail. And they are likely to find themselves rolling along at record speeds.Craig Medred


Application for Russia’s Arctic shelf claim out for bid

The government is seeking to hire experts to flesh out Russia's claim to more Arctic territory and present a convincing case to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer


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Raven girl: Adoptive parents work to preserve Alaska Native daughter's culture

When Caucasian Alaska parents adopt a Tsimshian daughter, how does the child connect with her culture? How about a visit to her birth parents and relatives in Metlakatla?Paula Dobbyn