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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
Mayor Dan Sullivan and members of the port project team unveiled another new design for the Port of Anchorage on Friday, taking a simpler approach to fix what the municipality started years ago. But less than a third of the projected $485 million price tag is currently covered. 
Tegan Hanlon
Alaska's governor-elect, Bill Walker, will be sworn into office in the state capital, leading to sighs of relief in Juneau, which is still smarting from former Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to be inaugurated in Fairbanks.
Pat Forgey
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.We AlaskansElizabeth Grossman | High Country News
Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   FeaturesJoel Davidson | Catholic Anchor
On the hunt for holiday meal inspiration? Look no further. Here's a collection of fall treats from our favorite Alaska food writers.
Victoria Barber
Using $3,200 of his own money, microbiologist Johan Hultin, then 72, traveled to Brevig Mission to collect buried samples from Alaska Natives who died during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed an estimated 20-40 million people. ScienceNed Rozell

Voices

Alaska’s 'rape problem' is an Alaska men problem

OPINION: Alaska's men need to step up and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with women to break the tight grip that rape and sexual assault have on our communities.Brionne Elkins

News & Politics

Willow mushers say harassment linked to one local critic

Trees blocking trails, obscenities, gunfire -- Willow mushers say it's just one sled dog critic who's responsible for several years of harassment of the kind that now falls under a new Matanuska-Susitna Borough ordinance. Zaz Hollander

Culture

Chris Thompson: Black Friday creep, Thanksgiving and a Christian ethic

One key factor weighing against people of faith is consumerism. Consumerism appears to be destroying our national holiday celebration of Thanksgiving and has successfully destroyed the true spirit of Christmas.Chris Thompson

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

  • Medical experts at Yale University had called for drastic measures to help Adam Lanza in the years before he shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • President Barack Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.