The municipality of Anchorage will expand its stake in a Cook Inlet gas field in a $152 million deal with ConocoPhillips that also involves Chugach Electric Association, officials announced Monday.
Alex DeMarban
A federal trial is beginning this week in Anchorage over fraud and money laundering charges against Mark Avery, a key figure in a decade-old case involving a jet-aircraft aviation business, rocket launchers, big money and shadowy intelligence figures.
Lisa Demer
Moda Health will resume selling and renewing policies in the individual and group markets under the Affordable Care Act, officials in Alaska and Oregon say.
Tegan Hanlon
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not likely take action to pre-emptively block the massive Pebble Mine proposed in the Bristol Bay watershed, because of delays caused by a series of lawsuits, a top agency official said Monday.
Yereth Rosen
A federal lawsuit says a teacher in a Southwestern Alaska village became a target of hostility and harassment that escalated into men regularly banging on her door asking for sex. Eventually, the suit says, she was sexually assaulted.
Lisa Demer
Right there behind the three favorites and closing a bit was Matt Hall, the 24-year-old head of Smokin’ Ace Kennels who’s one of Moore’s neighbors in Two Rivers. And a thorn in Moore’s side so far this race season.Dog MushingMike Campbell
Mike Hanley lost Alaska’s top education job for the same reason that makes sustained school improvement difficult: political interference.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
South Restaurant + Coffeehouse is trying something different with a new chef stopping by once a month to cook shoulder to shoulder with the restaurant's executive chef.Food & DrinkSuzanna Caldwell
Of 311 registered voters, 70 percent said they either strongly or mildly supported adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for employment and housing in city law. PoliticsDevin Kelly

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Adventure

Mushers topped Eagle Summit in the second day of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon, on a trail that retraces historic mail and supply routes along the Yukon River.
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Sports

2 prep hockey crowns await: State tournament matchups

Cook Inlet Conference playoff champion Chugiak, one of four CIC teams in the eight-team large-school field at the 2016 First National Cup, seeks its first state high school hockey championship since 2000.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

“In these clubs the kids talk about what they want their neighborhoods to look like,” said organizer Christina Demetro. “And that’s really meaningful for us to see because small shifts become big shifts if they take even one little action towards a positive change.”
Scott Jensen

Arctic

Interview: Gov. Walker 
outlines Arctic 
priorities

2015 saw increased attention paid to the Arctic from the state, the nation and the world. How does Gov. Bill Walker plan to respond to the rapid changes in the region?Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder

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We Alaskans

Get down, fellow Alaskans, to some 'hardcore Alaska soft'

I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.Geoff Kirsch

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