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  • Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that many have relied on for millennia.

    Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News
Anchorage police reported Sunday that they had responded to numerous incidents involving weapons over the course of about three hours in the early morning.
Alaska Dispatch News
The more than decade-long battle over a road out of Juneau has been fought in court, in the Legislature and city assemblies and at the ballot box. Now it is being fought with dueling studies.
Pat Forgey
Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska’s newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he’ll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.
Alex DeMarban
An Anchorage business owner is encountering opposition to bringing a new lounge and restaurant into the building previously occupied by the Platinum Jaxx nightclub. 
Devin Kelly
A mining company hoping to turn a large graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula into the country’s only large-scale graphite mine met with residents in Teller this week to discuss its findings and hear from the locals who would live closest to any potential mine.
Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
Denali Whiting of Kotzebue is using traditional foods like seal, caribou and salmon to hone her body for competition.We AlaskansJillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
It's a whole new ballgame when the 37th annual Great Alaska Shootout tips off this week -- the college basketball tournament has a new sponsor and will be played in UAA's new arena. SportsBeth Bragg
The 2014 Great Alaska Shootout marks the first time the traditional Thanksgiving tourney will be held in UAA's brand-spanking-new Alaska Airlines Center, which marks a big change for the long-running event. Here are some of the pertinent factoids.UAA AthleticsAlaska Dispatch News
Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      BooksNancy Lord

News & Politics

Dueling studies fuel debate over need, cost of Juneau road project

The more than decade-long battle over a road out of Juneau has been fought in court, in the Legislature and city assemblies and at the ballot box. Now it is being fought with dueling studies.Pat Forgey

Sports

New-look Shootout tips off Tuesday

It's a whole new ballgame when the 37th annual Great Alaska Shootout tips off this week -- the college basketball tournament has a new sponsor and will be played in UAA's new arena. Beth Bragg

Culture

Bloody literary thriller 'Hold the Dark' features an unrecognizable Alaska

Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      Nancy Lord

Arctic

Warmer winter weather brings hazards but can benefit caribou

Unseasonably high temperatures across Alaska have raised concerns about flooding, early river breakup and now, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder

Adventure

Sharpen your blades: Backcountry skating in Southcentral Alaska doesn't get much better

Ice-covered lakes are not unusual this time of year in Alaska. What is unusual is the lack of snow on top of the ice, leaving backcountry skaters such as Anchorage’s Kevin Turinsky a little gaga. “Yesterday, we went to Nancy Lake, and the conditions were just sublime," he said.   Brian Brettschneider

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Natural food, unnatural shortages

Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News