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A Wasilla resident returned home early Saturday morning to find a stranger apparently “experiencing drug hallucinations,” hiding inside their house, the Alaska State Troopers said.
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The driver was working for a company that said it was openly selling marijuana in anticipation of Alaska’s new legal possession law.
Devin Kelly
Former Alaska U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Saturday that he’d founded a consulting firm and would work for a health care trade organization and an Alaska airline, Grant Aviation.
Nathaniel Herz
Leonardo T. Bongolto Jr., 37, and Denison D. Soria, 43, were acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 beating death of a coworker at a seafood company bunkhouse in Unalaska, but the jury deadlocked on manslaughter charges, prompting a new trial.
Jim Paulin
Many Mat-Su residents with behavioral health problems, including mental illness or substance abuse, find themselves admitted to the emergency department at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where care can be more expensive and often less effective than care from a behavioral health professional.
Tegan Hanlon
Two planes, one of them an Alaska Wildlife Trooper fixed-wing aircraft, collided in midair southwest of Wasilla on Saturday, and two people were injured, authorities and emergency responders said.Alaska NewsDevin Kelly,Loren Holmes
Gov. Bill Walker’s nominee to the state Board of Fisheries says he can be impartial despite his past work on behalf of commercial fishermen, even as several lawmakers here said he’ll face a difficult confirmation battle.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
In November, an Anchorage teenager gave birth to a baby girl she knew she couldn’t raise. That part of Kaleena Pysher’s story is not unfamiliar. But the 19-year-old did something that sets her apart. Alaska NewsMichelle Theriault Boots
Freelance photographer Leif Ramos frequents Turnagain Arm every chance he gets when the weather is right, even if paddle boarding in winter is often a solo endeavor.
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Troopers: Wasilla resident finds hallucinating stranger inside home

A Wasilla resident returned home early Saturday morning to find a stranger apparently “experiencing drug hallucinations,” hiding inside their house, the Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News

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Science, and therefore our home, is under attack

OPINION: Widespread ignorance of science is allowing extremists to hijack political discussions that get more necessary with each increase in atmospheric greenhouse gasses.Bryan Box

Culture

Review: Cheers follow Anchorage Symphony's performance of Mahler

The Anchorage Symphony struggled to keep Mahler's enormous Fifth Symphony from growing tedious on Saturday night. But despite the weaknesses, the audience was thrilled.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Arctic policy commission to submit report to Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission is expected to submit its final report to the Legislature on Friday. Companion bills introduced in both houses identify four areas of focus: economic and resource development, infrastructure, health communities and a state-based agenda for science and research.Associated Press

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We Alaskans

Study of tough, cunning Alaska wolverine dispels some myths

Fish and Game researchers Howard Golden and Mike Harrington have captured 18 wolverines and equipped them with GPS tracking collars in Southcentral Alaska to better understand their movements, numbers and habits. Riley Woodford