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After President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced plans to declare 98 percent of ANWR as wilderness, Alaska leaders were quick to decry the move -- and it may just be the first part of what Sen. Lisa Murkowski described as a "triple gut punch" to the state.
Alex DeMarban
Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana has supporters concerned the measure is a step in the wrong direction, and in its current form, may make already complicated marijuana laws in Alaska even more difficult to navigate.
Suzanna Caldwell
Scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea in the spring.
Yereth Rosen
Anchorage police said they had arrested a 14-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old outside a Walgreens Sunday night, and that the shooting had apparently resulted from a "drug transaction."
Jerzy Shedlock
It was about 0 below Monday afternoon when UAF crews attempted to locate a steam and water line breakage that left more than a dozen buildings without heat or water. By 8:30 p.m., services had been restored to all of the buildings. 
Laurel Andrews
To help close a projected multimillion-dollar budget gap, Superintendent Ed Graff has asked that instead of cuts, the Anchorage School Board put $17 million of reserve funds toward next year’s budget. EducationTegan Hanlon
In an “unusual if not unprecedented” night of activity, scientists successfully launched four rockets into the upper atmosphere from the University of Alaska’s Poker Flat Research Range Sunday night.ScienceMichelle Theriault Boots
Gov. Bill Walker named four people to the University of Alaska Board of Regents Monday, replacing regents whose terms expire next month.Alaska NewsMichelle Theriault Boots
OPINION: Alaska is better off with oil tax reform in place, but changing anything now would send the wrong signal to companies already pulling back in the Lower 48 because of low prices.CommentaryKara Moriarty

News & Politics

Supporters, legislators befuddled by convoluted marijuana bill

Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana has supporters concerned the measure is a step in the wrong direction, and in its current form, may make already complicated marijuana laws in Alaska even more difficult to navigate.Suzanna Caldwell

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Arctic

Bowhead whale songs are complex and copied, new study shows

Scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea in the spring.Yereth Rosen

Adventure

Where did Whittier's silver salmon go?

Southcentral anglers used to casting a line in Prince William Sound for late-season silver salmon at the Whittier Boat Harbor, Smitty’s Cove, Salmon Run or nearby say the return has sharply declined in recent years and are seeking an explanation from biologistsMike Campbell

Nation/World

We Alaskans

What brought struggling artist Rockwell Kent to Alaska?

Artist Rockwell Kent's son Rocky would consider his months on Alaska's Fox Island perhaps the best time in his life. The experience was also life-changing for Kent, as the art and book he produced there finally gave him the fame and recognition he had craved.Doug Capra