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Karin Hendrickson, a six-time Iditarod musher, was hospitalized late Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle while training with her dogs along the Parks Highway in the Willow area, according to her mother, Gwen Rodman. 
Tegan Hanlon,Zaz Hollander
Incoming governor Bill Walker continued to flesh out his cabinet on Tuesday, announcing new appointments as the clock ticked toward Monday's inauguration, including naming his law partner Craig Richards as attorney general.
Alex DeMarban
Twice a week ships leave Tacoma bound for Alaska, carrying everything from food and clothing, to Xboxes and construction materials. With more than 70 percent of water-bound goods to Alaska crossing the Tacoma docks, the slowdown related to ongoing contract negotiations could have left stores across the 49th state bare.
Coral Garnick
The owner and operator of Paradise Inn stands accused of selling a pound of methamphetamine to an FBI informant in the basement of his Anchorage business. The drug deal was recorded by a wire, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Jerzy Shedlock
At least one person died and several people were injured early Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle wreck on the Sterling Highway north of Homer, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Tegan Hanlon
Two proposals to shake up the Alaska Native power structure in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will get a close look next year, including one that could create the first new regional tribal government in decades.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
She created a beautiful world around her. She particularly excelled at the holidays, setting the loveliest tables, decorating and putting together a feast. As a kid, I just enjoyed the magic, but as an adult I understand how much work, study and care went into all of it.VoicesHeather Lende
The hacking cough. The sneezes. The sore throat. If you’re among the people who are trying to fend off these and other symptoms, you’re not alone. The flu has made its way into more Alaska households than usual for the start of the holiday season. HealthJill Burke
Opposition to a number of sales tax proposals in the Alaska community of Nome was widespread at Monday's city council meeting, with a proposal that would remove a sales tax exemption for churches and nonprofits dying on the table.Alaska NewsMatthew F. Smith | KNOM

Voices

Heather Lende: Gratitude that goes beyond giving thanks

She created a beautiful world around her. She particularly excelled at the holidays, setting the loveliest tables, decorating and putting together a feast. As a kid, I just enjoyed the magic, but as an adult I understand how much work, study and care went into all of it.Heather Lende

News & Politics

Man found dead under South Anchorage bridge identified

The body of 62-year-old Donald Eugene Lentz of Anchorage was found near an underpass by the intersection of Dimond and Arctic boulevards on Nov. 15. Police described Lentz as homeless.Devin Kelly

Culture

Wayne and Wanda: Dealing with jealousy when you're married to a Slope worker

My husband works on the Slope (two on, two off) and one of his coworkers on the night shift is a pretty blond woman. The thought of them spending every night working in close quarters up there is driving me crazy.Wayne and Wanda

Arctic

Russian yard delays delivery of icebreaker

The need for a redesign means the first vessel of Russia’s new generation of diesel-engined icebreakers will be delivered at least two years later than originally expected. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Adventure

Denali National Park to accept 2015 reservations starting Dec. 1

Expecting high demand for peak travel months in 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve will soon be opening the early reservation process for the park's four major campgrounds and its shuttle service. Megan Edge

Nation/World

  • Relative calm returned to the St. Louis region Tuesday night, but the situation remained tense and uncertain as people angry over a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager entered into renewed skirmishes with the police.

  • Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will enjoy smoked turkey, candied yams, and green beans, and mushrooms, all without gaining a single pound.

We Alaskans

Faith and fate: Deacon survives brush with death

Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor