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Officials say the state might have to repay tens of millions of dollars to the federal government if it wants to kick the Juneau Access Road and the Knik Arm Crossing to the curb.   
Alex DeMarban
In a rare bit of good financial news for Gov. Bill Walker and state budget writers, the soaring health care costs of recent years appear to have leveled off. Next year, they're even projected to go down slightly.
Pat Forgey
Ravens' Roost, a co-housing project in Anchorage intended to promote neighborly ties through shared amenities and common spaces, has locked up a development deal to begin construction, allowing the project to move forward.
Michelle Theriault Boots
A project to truck gas to Fairbanks from Alaska's North Slope may be in peril as anticipated costs are coming up higher than expected, as presented recently to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board.
Alan Bailey | Petroleum News
One person was injured after being shot in the torso on a downtown sidewalk early Sunday, Anchorage police said.
Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Automation and new technologies continue saving us time and money, but we're losing something human along the way.CommentaryFrank E. Baker
“Do I simply work with jerks, or are employees not giving gifts any more to each other, even though we spend almost as much time with each other as we do with our families?”BusinessLynne Curry
OPINION: As much as I resist wanting to teach my children that happiness comes from a huge pile of cheap, plastic loot under the tree, I also don’t want to disappoint them.CommentaryCarey Restino
Perseverance Theatre has mounted a fine production of “A Christmas Carol,” with a gorgeous set, ambitious sound effects and excellent acting from the principal players.CultureMike Dunham

News & Politics

Killing some Alaska megaprojects may prove costly

Officials say the state might have to repay tens of millions of dollars to the federal government if it wants to kick the Juneau Access Road and the Knik Arm Crossing to the curb.   Alex DeMarban

Sports

Seawolves women's basketball team shreds Sharks 109-83

The UAA women's basketball team tied a program best 12 wins to start the season with a 109-82 win over Hawaii Pacific on Sunday night at the Alaska Airlines Center. Matt Tunseth

Arctic

Arctic warming supported by array of scientific indicators

A number of studies point to an unmistakable warming trend across the Arctic as sea ice thins or disappears, and it was a hot topic at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco.Ned Rozell

Adventure

Alyeska to reopen upper mountain to snowboarders and skiers Friday

The bottom of the mountain remains brown, but the upper mountain got seven inches of new snow early Thursday for a total depth of 54 inches, according to the resort's snow report.Beth Bragg

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Denali dilemma: Can Dan Sullivan get Mount McKinley renamed?

Alaskans of any political persuasion can agree that we should get to name our own state’s highest mountain, currently misnamed Mount McKinley. And Sen.-elect Sullivan is uniquely positioned to do something about it.Rick Sinnott