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State lawmakers, legislative staff and gas line consultants who signed a confidentiality agreement related to the big Alaska LNG project received closed-door updates from the outgoing administration Friday. 
Alex DeMarban
Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced 89 appointments to more than two dozen state boards and commissions, including two appointees to the powerful State Assessment Review Board.
Nathaniel Herz
A 38-year-old man with a lengthy Alaska criminal record has been charged with multiple felonies after drunkenly eluding an Anchorage officer in a stolen truck on Wednesday morning, according to charging documents.
Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska's federal defenders and prosecutors have started reviewing cases of drug offenders who are potentially eligible for early release thanks to changes made earlier this year to sentencing guidelines. 
Jerzy Shedlock
Gov.-elect Bill Walker won't get a pay raise next year, thanks in part to Rick Halford, the co-chair of the governor-elect's transition team.PoliticsPat Forgey
Signs from the "No on 1 -- Repeal 37" campaign soon may be returning to Anchorage front lawns -- just not in the form you’d expect.AnchorageDevin Kelly
Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirit of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.PoliticsBecky Bohrer | The Associated Press
The Seawolves missed 10 shots to fall into a deep hole against Missouri State, then staged an impressive comeback to seize the lead early in the second half, only to stumble on three straight possessions in the final minutes.SportsBeth Bragg

News & Politics

Out for the year, injured Iditarod musher recounts head-on crash

“I could see it coming and there wasn’t a dang thing I could do about it,” Karin Hendrickson said from a hospital bed Thursday, two days after being struck by an SUV while training her dog team along the Parks Highway.Tegan Hanlon

Sports

Seawolves rally, then stumble in Shootout loss to Missouri State

The Seawolves missed 10 shots to fall into a deep hole against Missouri State, then staged an impressive comeback to seize the lead early in the second half, only to stumble on three straight possessions in the final minutes.Beth Bragg

Culture

It's the pits: Growing houseplants from grocery store fruits and vegetables

I suppose I should applaud anyone who at least tries to grow something “unusual” from a seed or pit, and this is the time of year to try. What else is going on gardening-wise in your home?Jeff Lowenfels

Arctic

Norwegian oil drillers seek way around sanctions against Russia

The North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. wants permission to complete the deal with Rosneft, which is acquiring 30 percent of the Norwegian company in exchange for drilling contracts and onshore drill rigs. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

Adventure

Fairbanks storytellers find eager audience for 'Dark Winter Nights'

The practice of storytelling for friends and neighbors is alive and well in Alaska. In Anchorage, the "Arctic Entries" series draws sold-out crowds. In Fairbanks, a new venture called "Dark Winter Nights" attracted an overflow crowd to hear a mix of memorable tales.Dermot Cole

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Natural food, unnatural shortages

Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News