The Elders and Youth Conference kicked off in Anchorage Monday with an announcement that Columbus Day is now Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. Then came singing, dancing, and frank discussions on serious topics facing Alaska Natives.
Tegan Hanlon
Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling rig Noble Discoverer left Alaska’s Dutch Harbor en route for the Pacific Northwest -- with other vessels to follow -- two weeks after the company announced that it was ceasing exploration in Arctic waters.  
Laurel Andrews
A planned expansion and renovation of the biggest health care facility in Western Alaska is moving ahead, and changes may go far deeper than a new space and new look, says the health organization’s top official.
Lisa Demer
Journalists covering the Legislature's special session later this month will have their credentials automatically revoked if they try to take photographs on Capitol grounds during a medical emergency, says a new rule released last week.
Nathaniel Herz
A cloud seen rising from Mount Redoubt, an active volcano 108 miles southwest of Anchorage, prompted calls from concerned citizens Monday evening.Alaska NewsLaurel Andrews
Shoppers at an East Anchorage Target on Sunday got a surprise when they came across a black bear trying to enter the store. 
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Suzanna Caldwell,Tara Young
The Anchorage Police Department had not yet been able to interview the 23-year-old gunshot victim, who was in "critical but stable condition" Monday evening, a department spokesperson said.Crime & JusticeLaurel Andrews
Chris Tolley was sworn in as Anchorage police chief Monday during a brief ceremony, replacing Mark Mew. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Tolley has a challenging task ahead.AnchorageJerzy Shedlock

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