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Superior Court Judge Jack Smith handed down a 40-year sentence Friday against Terence Gray, 33, for the 2010 killing of Edwing Matos in the Dimond Center after a dispute over allegedly stolen belongings including a video game console.
Jerzy Shedlock
Despite dropping prices for oil and lower tax revenues for Alaska, a new report forecasts only a slight drop in construction spending in the state this year, mostly as a result of federal and state projects already in the works.   
Mike Dunham
Twenty-three people died in Anchorage vehicle accidents in 2014. Alcohol or drugs were a factor in at least 15 of those, police said.
Megan Edge
U.S. Marshals said they arrested 38-year-old Fairbanks fugitive Michael Bracht following a standoff in Tok early Friday morning.
Megan Edge
The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds, up from 19.705 million pounds in 2014. That's the first time in a decade the commission has increased the catch.
Molly Dischner | Associated Press
Depending on who tells this story, Alaska endurance athlete Kiersten Lippmann is either a sad victim of cyber-bullies or a reckless owner of a loose pack of biting dogs.AnchorageCraig Medred
Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, spoke to students at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at UAA.
Marc Lester
If you’re in Juneau on state business or to visit with Alaska lawmakers, be sure to block out time to see the sights and enjoy some of the community’s gracious hospitality.TravelScott McMurren
For four consecutive days this week, Anchorage residents woke up to news of local shootings resulting in deaths or injury. Shootings throughout the month have put the city on edge, and police say they’re using every resource available to solve the crimes.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock

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Voices

Greenland -- barrels of oil and bottles of water

OPINION: Greenland's dreams of big money from oil have, so far, been dashed by economic realities, but there is potential for growth in sales of another precious liquid -- water -- as long as sources remain pure and unpolluted.Mia Bennett

Sports

Dimond-West skates past Service-East

Dimond-West and the Arctic Bears Dark of Fairbanks skated to girls hockey wins Thursday at Dempsey Anderson Arena.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Cello on his back, Dane Johansen treks across Spain, performing Bach along the way

Fairbanks-born cellist Dane Johansen, who performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra this weekend, spent last summer walking across Spain and performing Bach suites in ancient churches while a film crew followed him to create a documentary.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Arctic policy commission to submit report to Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission is expected to submit its final report to the Legislature on Friday. Companion bills introduced in both houses identify four areas of focus: economic and resource development, infrastructure, health communities and a state-based agenda for science and research.Associated Press

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Recalling deadly 130-foot tsunami created by 8.1 quake in the Aleutians

Altogether, the 1946 tsunami killed 159 people in Hawaii, drowned a swimmer in Santa Cruz, banged up fishing boats in Chile and wrecked a hut on Antarctica. The curve of the Aleutians protected much of Alaska, but the five at Scotch Cap had no chance.Ned Rozell