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Authorities have decided not to press charges against a driver whose vehicle struck and killed a bicyclist Jan. 2 in Midtown Anchorage. A video recording of the accident appears to show that the driver’s view of the cyclist was blocked by another vehicle, according to a review of the case.
Kyle Hopkins
The campaign of Alaska U.S. Sen. Mark Begich asked televisions stations Monday morning to stop running a controversial commercial citing a high-profile murder and sexual assault case, following a request from an attorney for the family of the victims.
Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott.
Richard Mauer
Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday named the two people killed and one of the two seriously injured in a collision on the Parks Highway Monday.
Zaz Hollander
Luna slipped and fell some 14 feet Saturday, but staff at the Buffalo zoo, said she appeared to be fine. Luna, while born in Buffalo, made Alaska headlines through her connection to another polar bear cub, Kali, who came to Buffalo from Alaska.
Alaska Dispatch News
Steve Kroschel spends his days taking care of wolverines, a wolf, a brown bear, moose and other creatures at his sanctuary about 30 miles outside of Haines.
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Alaska Public Media
In a Q&A with Alaska Dispatch News, "Yukon Men" star Stan Zuray talks about what the experience is really like for those who throw their hats into the Alaska reality TV ring -- and about life in the village of Tanana, which has had more than its fair share of heartache this year.Film & TVKyle Hopkins
Under the expansion of a federal program that aims to improve nutrition for students, the Anchorage School District has greatly expanded its nutrition program, offering free breakfast and lunch for every student at 30 schools.EducationMichelle Theriault Boots
A survey conducted earlier this summer in the DeLong and Schwatka mountains by federal Park Service and state Fish and Game officials observed 102 sheep; just one was a full-curl ram and only two were lambs.WildlifeJillian Rogers

Sports

Basketball pro Griffin a hit at youth camp

Kelsey Griffin, Alaska's only professional women's basketball player, spent Saturday morning at Wasilla's AT&T Sports Center showing a group of about 60 kids, most of them girls, that hoop dreams aren't just for boys.Beth Bragg

Adventure

Series of missteps led to fatal crash of ACE flight 51

When Alaska Central Express flight 51 crashed near Dillingham on March 8, 2013, it was the result of mistakes made by numerous people, both on the ground and in the air. As with all crashes, there are lessons to be learned.Colleen Mondor

Culture

At 30 Anchorage schools, free meals for all

Under the expansion of a federal program that aims to improve nutrition for students, the Anchorage School District has greatly expanded its nutrition program, offering free breakfast and lunch for every student at 30 schools.Michelle Theriault Boots

News & Politics

Begich campaign pulls controversial ad referencing Mountain View case

The campaign of Alaska U.S. Sen. Mark Begich asked televisions stations Monday morning to stop running a controversial commercial citing a high-profile murder and sexual assault case, following a request from an attorney for the family of the victims.Nathaniel Herz

Arctic

Study: Sparser, thinner Arctic Ocean ice enabling new phytoplankton blooms

New research finds that reduced ice cover is stimulating a new phenomenon in the Arctic -- extra blooms of phytoplankton occurring in the fall, just before freeze-up, in addition to the usual springtime blooms.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

  • The Islamic State group has beheaded Steven J. Sotloff, the second American executed by the Islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the Internet, the SITE Intelligence Group, a research organization that tracks jihadist web postings, said Tuesday.

  • With NATO leaders expected to endorse a rapid-reaction force of 4,000 troops for Eastern Europe this week, a senior Russian military official said Tuesday that Moscow would revise its military doctrine to account for “changing military dangers and military threats.”