The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. outside a home on the 1000 block of East 13th Avenue, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Police say the victim is in stable condition.
Alaska Dispatch News
Point Hope crews enjoyed good weather and calm water last weekend, said Rex Rock, the captain of one of the two crews that found early success.
Jillian Rogers
A bill that would create a Marijuana Control Board -- deemed critical by sponsors of a voter initiative -- was sent to the full Senate for a vote, and a bill that would clarify municipal marijuana regulations will get further review this weekend.
Laurel Andrews
Gov. Bill Walker told legislators Friday that he vetoed a bill that would limit the powers to develop a gas line by the state gas line corporation.
Nathaniel Herz
A $45 million item has been added to the state budget for the Knik Arm Bridge, but state officials say it won't affect the spending freeze on megaprojects and won't result in a new state expenditure. Critics of the bridge say the item keeps the project on life support when it should be killed off entirely.
Nathaniel Herz
Every year, a fraction of the Bristol Bay beluga whale population makes its way into a Southwest Alaska river, chasing rainbow smelt. For some Alaskans the whales are just a natural symphony in their backyard, but for one the whales are a way to put food on his families table.  WildlifeMegan Edge
Here's a roundup of the latest news from the Alaska Legislature. On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker made good on his promise and vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault that would have limited the state's natural gas pipeline options. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Amy Demboski's run for Anchorage mayor evolved from a homespun enterprise to a campaign involving seasoned Republican strategists and activists. PoliticsDevin Kelly
A play now on tour in Western Alaska, “The Winter Bear” uses humor and a depiction of both the good and bad of village Alaska to reach into the lives of those who see it. It's an effort intended to combat suicide through theater.CultureLisa Demer

News & Politics

Walker: Insurance, not lack of trust, reason for gas line upsizing

Addressing concerns over his gas line proposal, Gov. Bill Walker says a project serving as a backup to AKLNG is needed in part to ensure the state isn't locked into a bad long-term deal with the oil industry. Alex DeMarban

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Sports

Friendly competition the essence of NYO

Athletes, organizers say meeting people and having fun are more important than winning events at the Native Youth Olympics. Matt Tunseth

Adventure

Denali Park Road will open to Mile 30 by Saturday

Winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are fading in Denali National Park. But more animals – including Dall sheep, moose, caribou, coyote, lynx and golden eagles – have been spotted.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Play about redemption and survival speaks to good and bad of Alaska village life

A play now on tour in Western Alaska, “The Winter Bear” uses humor and a depiction of both the good and bad of village Alaska to reach into the lives of those who see it. It's an effort intended to combat suicide through theater.Lisa Demer

Arctic

Permafrost 'carbon bomb' unlikely, but worries over northern thaw persist

Permafrost in the circumpolar north will likely continue to thaw and release carbon dioxide and methane, but at a gradual rate instead of as a "carbon bomb," said a study published recently in the journal Nature. Yereth Rosen

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We Alaskans

Walking a windswept 500 miles to Kotzebue with 2 kids

When we emerged from our underground bunker, snowdrifts were sculpted into concrete ribbons and arches, with funnel slides and fluted ridges reaching up to the tops of the ice castles.Erin McKittrick