On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Alaska Department of Transportation warned drivers of  dangerous travel conditions on the Parks Highway between Wasilla and Fairbanks and strongly advised people to avoid the road entirely.    
Megan Edge
Cheap flights offered in 2010 to two political candidates through Alaska money manager and anti-Pebble mine activist Bob Gillam violated state election law, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in upholding a fine against Gillam’s RBG Bush Planes.
Lisa Demer
A man was killed Wednesday night and another person injured after their truck drove off the Glenn Highway and flipped near Mirror Lake, police said.
Alaska Dispatch News
Members of the Anchorage Education Association voted this week to accept a one-year extension to the union's current three-year contract. The Anchorage School Board still must vote on the extension. 
Tegan Hanlon
Hazardous avalanche conditions around Hatcher Pass Road, blocked Tuesday by a 100-foot-wide slide, will also delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh, reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. 
Chris Klint
High winds and a 31-foot tide Tuesday demolished most of the "100Stone" installation set in place at Point Woronzof in Anchorage on Saturday. CultureMike Dunham
At least four locations across Anchorage will serve free meals on Thanksgiving, offering individuals and families a place to turn for both celebration and company during the holiday.AnchorageChris Klint
Some of you will scoff at this childlike view of  refugees, which is so out of sync with the bellicose experts.CommentaryDermot Cole
With Dr. Marjorie Mau in her 50s, and just months after Dr. Ted Mala's retirement from a 40-year career in Alaska health care, the two are cherishing their time with their 6-month-old twins.VoicesJill Burke


East High student dances past her differences

Having a prosthetic leg hasn't stopped Taylor Haines, a captain of the East Anchorage High School dance company. She leaps and whirls as well as anyone in the studio. Better, many say.Marc Lester

News & Politics

Not-guilty plea entered in Interior Alaska abduction and rape case

Daniel Selovich, 37, of Manley Springs was arraigned in Fairbanks Superior Court, where his public defender requested a jury trial for Selovich on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and assault over a period of five weeks.The Associated Press

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Living in Alaska is a love affair, and a Thanksgiving blessing

OPINION: You will definitely know the signs that you're in love with Alaska. They include being awestruck at the beauty of the landscape no matter the season.Frank Baker


Rather than fight crowds of shoppers, enjoy the outdoors on Black Friday

The #OptOutside concept may encourage families to engage in a new activity the day after Thanksgiving. Go outside instead of standing in a long line of shoppers? Sold. And Alaska is the perfect place to give it a try. Erin Kirkland


Western Kentucky wins Shootout title in dogfight with UAA

Every possession was a battle, nearly every shot was contested and the winner could be better described as a survivor in the rugged game that decided the women's champion of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout.Beth Bragg


Mysterious craters in Siberian permafrost may have an underwater analogue, scientists say

The appearance of numerous large craters in Siberian permafrost has been attributed, at least by some, to the venting of large pockets of methane gas, possibly in a dramatic or sudden way. Chris Mooney | The Washington Post


We Alaskans

Why would anyone want to shoot a sea otter?

Peter Williams of Sitka is a hunter-designer-entrepreneur with an unusual ethic. “My business is not separate from my activism,” he said. “It’s not separate from my spirituality, it’s not separate from my culture.” Ross Perlin