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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
The Kusko 300 sled-dog race, one of mushing's crown jewels, will reduce the size of dogs teams and increase the purse this winter in an effort to draw more teams to the Y-K Delta.SportsMike Campbell
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 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.SportsTommy Wells

Voices

Lay off the Boss: Hardly any song more American than 'Born in the U.S.A.'

OPINION: Commentators have labeled Bruce Springsteen’s Veterans Day performance at the Concert for Valor held on the National Mall anti-military and anti-American. They are totally wrong.Alan Boraas

News & Politics

Orphaned in Galena this fall, three black bear cubs discover the joys of playing in snow for the first time. The triplets will be moved to a sanctuary in Colorado.
Megan Edge

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

  • A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

  • President Barack Obama opened up a campaign for his executive actions on immigration Friday as he told an audience of mostly Latino students at a high school rally that Congress had to revamp what he called the nation’s broken immigration system.