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Outgoing Gov. Sean Parnell said the state's new National Guard leader needs to have the stamp of approval from the incoming administration.
Becky Bohrer | The Associated Press
A 56-year-old Fairbanks man imprisoned there on weapons charges since last October now stands accused of asking an unidentified person to murder federal officers.
Jerzy Shedlock
With the dust still settling from the statewide election, candidates in the Municipality of Anchorage are already gearing up for the 2015 race for mayor.
Devin Kelly
Gov.-elect Bill Walker continued his efforts Thursday to assure the state’s resource industry that he is not their enemy, this time in a speech to the 35th annual conference of the Resource Development Council in Anchorage.
Richard Mauer
While Anchorage School District officials and School Board members weigh how to spend the short-term budget surplus, some observers say the annual threat of layoffs caused by uncertain state school funding is driving experienced, higher-paid staff to quit or retire in frustration.
Tegan Hanlon
Three Galena black bear cubs finally have a home. The triplets, orphaned during the first weeks of September, will be sent to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, said the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.WildlifeMegan Edge
In honor of our local farmers and foragers, here are a few side dish recipes featuring Alaskan grown potatoes and carrots, and wild harvested cranberries and mushrooms to make next week. Food & DrinkShannon Kuhn
The winter blast that buried Buffalo this week found reporters reaching for the record books to describe the snowstorm. But a record set in Alaska in 1963 has yet to claim top honors as the biggest snow day in U.S. history.WeatherDermot Cole
This glorious maple cheesecake with a spiced pecan graham cracker crust is a show-stopper.Food & DrinkMaya Evoy

News & Politics

In Anchorage, another election is just beginning

With the dust still settling from the statewide election, candidates in the Municipality of Anchorage are already gearing up for the 2015 race for mayor.Devin Kelly

Sports

Barrow football program featured in Sports Illustrated video

The Barrow High School Whalers’ football season may not have taken them to the place they most wanted to go, but it did land them -- and the City of Barrow -- in the national limelight.Tommy Wells

Arctic

Warmer winter weather brings hazards but can benefit caribou

Unseasonably high temperatures across Alaska have raised concerns about flooding, early river breakup and now, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder

Adventure

Sharpen your blades: Backcountry skating in Southcentral Alaska doesn't get much better

Ice-covered lakes are not unusual this time of year in Alaska. What is unusual is the lack of snow on top of the ice, leaving backcountry skaters such as Anchorage’s Kevin Turinsky a little gaga. “Yesterday, we went to Nancy Lake, and the conditions were just sublime," he said.   Brian Brettschneider

Nation/World

  • President Barack Obama chose confrontation over conciliation Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system and dared members of next year’s Republican-controlled Congress to reverse his actions on behalf of millions of immigrants.

  • Despite a U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record, with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year.