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A federal judge dismissed three claims and a portion of a fourth out of five claims the city of King Cove and the state brought against the federal government over its decision to prevent construction of a  road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, giving residents access to the Cold Bay airport.
Alaska Dispatch News
Seven of eight felony counts concerned practices aboard the Discoverer, a ship that plagued with engine and operational problems throughout 2012. Many of those involved a required oil-water separator.
Yereth Rosen
A fire in a Willow sled dog mushing neighborhood Friday destroyed the home of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran Jaimee High and her husband, Justin.
Zaz Hollander
A bomb threat forced a brief evacuation of East High School and halted a basketball tournament Friday as police swept the building, according to the Anchorage School District.
Tegan Hanlon
Gov. Bill Walker told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce he's looking into a 90-day delay in portions of the measure that provide for commercial sales of marijuana.
Associated Press
The ghost of Anchorage Christmases past is recycled in an ambitious outdoor art installation that makes use of gaudy holiday street decorations from the boom years.CultureMike Dunham
In the early days of aviation, the Alaska fishing industry only slowly accepted the new mode of transport as a reliable method of getting seafood from point A to point B. But over time, the two industries became inextricably linked.Bush PilotColleen Mondor
The 350-foot-wide avalanche was triggered by the skier and ran downhill an estimated 1,000 feet on the southwest face of Sunburst Ridge. The man's companion, who escaped the avalanche, helped dig him out. OutdoorsMegan Edge
The project manager for a proposed dam that would rise 735 feet in the Alaska wilderness said it could improve salmon spawning habitat on the Susitna River, a statement that drew sharp criticism from opponents.EnergyAlex DeMarban

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

To get from farm to fork, pigs at the Van Wyhe Family Farm travel more than 200 miles from the grassy reaches of Copper Center in eastern Alaska along the Richardson Highway to the urbane confines of Torchon Bistro in South Anchorage.
Loren Holmes,Zaz Hollander