The furloughs for 167 employees in leadership positions throughout the university system are a response to the state budget crisis, said university President Pat Gamble.
Jeannette Lee Falsey
If you guessed the tripod on the Tanana River would stop the clock at 2:25 p.m. AST on April 24, you'll get the $330,330 jackpot -- or at least part of it.
Dermot Cole
A jury reached guilty verdicts on all 12 counts against Jerry Active, a Togiak man charged with a grisly murder and sexual assault of an Anchorage family in 2013.
Suzanna Caldwell
After a neighborhood cleanup in Government Hill, the black bears have left, at least for now, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said. 
Megan Edge
Anchorage police asked the public Friday for additional information on a 32-year-old man who admitted to "having inappropriate contact" with girls at a child care program where he worked between 1999 and 2014.
Tegan Hanlon
Charles “Chuck” Hamel, a whistleblower who became the subject of an undercover spy campaign by the oil industry in Alaska a quarter-century ago, has died at a nursing home in Marysville, Wash. Alaska NewsAlex DeMarban
The owners of the 4th Avenue Theatre want to incorporate parts of the defunct movie house in a downtown Anchorage complex that includes a 28-story tower combining housing and a hotel.BusinessMike Dunham
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. on Tuesday launched an online crowd-funding effort for its “Dump the Bucket” drive. The Indiegogo campaign, with a modest goal of $15,000, might be a first.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
David Edgecombe and his wife, actress Elizabeth Ware, have been involved in at least 100 plays in Alaska. Now they’re going out with a bang -- or at least a bloody knife: a production of Shakespeare’s “Scottish play” directed by Edgecombe and featuring Ware in the role of Lady Macbeth.ArtsMike Dunham

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Adventure

Where grayling are ginormous

Whopping, bottom-feeding grayling are not the bright, pretty fish that come from Denali Highway streams. They tend toward gunmetal gray with dull, pinkish spots on the dorsal fin. However, anytime you can catch a grayling over a pound and a half, it is a beautiful fish.John Schandelmeier

Culture

‘Macbeth’ will be theater couple’s Alaska swan song

David Edgecombe and his wife, actress Elizabeth Ware, have been involved in at least 100 plays in Alaska. Now they’re going out with a bang -- or at least a bloody knife: a production of Shakespeare’s “Scottish play” directed by Edgecombe and featuring Ware in the role of Lady Macbeth.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Climate change emphasized as US takes chair of Arctic Council

Alaska will take center stage now that the U.S. has taken the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council, with Secretary of State John Kerry calling Friday for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and Alaska leaders highlighting economic development opportunities. Alex DeMarban

Nation/World

  • The wife of an American hostage who was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Pakistan blames his al-Qaida captors for the death, but she also lashed out Thursday at what she called "inconsistent and disappointing" assistance from the Obama administration during an ordeal of more than three years.

  • On the day that Armenians from around the world came here to commemorate the killing and forced expulsion of their ancestors by the Ottoman Turks a century ago, Turkish officials chose to focus on a different centennial, that of their country’s most important military victory.

We Alaskans

Moose hunting with mom

Can a federal biologist, six months pregnant, with a 2-year-old along on a family hunting trip with her bush pilot husband, find a way to take a moose in the Middle Yukon?Christine Cunningham