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A National Guard general from Connecticut will lead the effort to restore the Alaska National Guard's confidence in its leadership. The appointment comes a little more than two weeks after an outside investigation found serious problems within the Guard's senior command
Jill Burke
One Wasilla-area resident hopes the urn holding his infant son's ashes is among the contents of a stolen pickup that was driven by a man who died Thursday after a brief pursuit by Alaska State Troopers. 
Zaz Hollander
Juneau police say they believe the thief hid inside the city's Costco store until after it closed, then broke open a jewelry case and made off with about $40,000 worth of merchandise.
Jerzy Shedlock
Miranda Barbour, who grew up in North Pole and Palmer before moving Outside, had pleaded guilty to murder in August in the stabbing death of a Pennsylvania man she and her husband met through a Craigslist ad.
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska’s two senators proposed congressional action Thursday to clamp down on the National Guard to prevent misconduct from festering the way it has in the scandal-plagued Alaska National Guard.
Richard Mauer
Palmer farmer Ben VanderWeele and his crew were harvesting potatoes on Wednesday.
Bill Roth
The Alaska Department of Transportation released a new plan for a Juneau road Thursday, with Gov. Sean Parnell's re-election campaign following up by highlighting his support for the road. His opponent, Bill Walker, criticized  Parnell for trying to win local support with expensive capital projects. Governors Race 2014Pat Forgey
OPINION: Dan Sullivan has not met his duties to the people of Anchorage as mayor. We can’t keep wasting money on cost overruns while cops get pink slips under his leadership.CommentaryElvi Gray-Jackson
I’m always amazed at the way food makes an impression on us, even years later, miles away. I remember who sat across the table from me, and although the content of our conversations is now obscured in my memory, those same feelings of warmth and kindness rise up with each bite of apple mixed with feta and pecan.Food & DrinkMaya Evoy

Sports

Climbing for a cause, Anchorage amputee Brelsford claims world title

Less than five years after Haiti's earthquake buried her in a pile of concrete, amputee Christa Brelsford of Anchorage captured a world championship in paraclimbing.Beth Bragg

Adventure

Iditarod photographer recounts adventures on the trail in 'Chasing Dogs'

Photographer Jeff Schultz has spent more than three decades as official photographer for the Iditarod, meaning he's accumulated tens of thousands of photographs and just as many stories on the race. He shares some of each in his new book.Colleen Mondor

Culture

Rough rider: From Hells Angel to international artist, Ted Herlinger has lived it all

The artistic quality of Ted Herlinger's past work is uneven, but always thoughtful, sincere and edgy. His style and media are all over the map, even off-road -- always irreverent and anti-establishment.Don Decker

We Alaskans

RIP Suby Sam: The story of my stolen car

One morning in August 2013, I awoke to find an empty parking space where my car should have been. My Subaru had been stolen overnight, one day before I was set to begin a long-anticipated journey abroad. Laurel Andrews

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