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A 20-year-old man faces various criminal charges after ramming into a Palmer-based Alaska State Trooper’s patrol vehicle twice last week. The initial responding officer was able to jump out of the way of John Allen Wolf’s Jeep, avoiding life-threatening injuries.
Jerzy Shedlock
State Rep. Lora Reinbold is on a mission to root out "Common Core," the new educational standards that have become a target of the tea party movement, from Alaska schools.
Pat Forgey
Allegations from the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell and DNR commissioner Joe Balash that challenger Bill Walker profited greatly from his work with the Alaska Gasline Port Authority are being disputed by the Walker camp and board members with AGPA.
Alex DeMarban
The Arctic Circle Assembly, in Reykjavik, Iceland, attracts leaders from northern nations -- and beyond -- drawn by the threats and opportunities that come with a changing North.ArcticCraig Medred
Nanwalek School, located on the southern tip of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, was the only school in the state to win the educational grant from technology company Apple. EducationLaurel Andrews
The Republican U.S. Senate candidate has tapped into the speeches of former President Bill Clinton for one of his favorite lines in his campaign against Sen. Mark Begich.Senate Race 2014Dermot Cole
The Mat-Su Borough Assembly has voted to opt into a statewide program that waives registration payments for owners of non-commercial trailers or vehicles at least 8 years old despite borough predictions the change could cost an estimated $3.6 million in lost revenue within three years.Mat-SuZaz Hollander

Sports

Buoyed by nation's fourth-best attendance, UAA volleyball team ranks second in West Region

Backed by a home crowd that ranks fourth in the nation in Division II attendance, the UAA volleyball team is the No. 2 team in the West Region rankings released Wednesday by the NCAA. Beth Bragg

Adventure

When Nelchina caribou and trigger-happy Alaska drivers intersect

I have hunted the Nelchina herd as long as I can recall and the hunters of today, as a rule, are less knowledgeable than those of 40 or 50 years ago. However, they’re also more courteous and appreciative of the animals they hunt.  John Schandelmeier

Culture

Alaska From Scratch: Brussels sprouts to win over the biggest haters

Did you know that roasted Brussels sprouts are simply dreamy? They glisten and shine and have captivating layers of crispy caramelization. I enjoy making Brussels sprouts several ways, but this roasted version may just be my favorite.Maya Evoy

We Alaskans

The long, dark road to Teller

Earlier this month, we took a long, 71-mile drive to Teller, the nearest community and the only village accessible by road from Nome. We went to see the Teller Cultural Festival, full of beautiful traditional music and dance. Fog made the return trip dicey. Jenn Ruckel | KNOM

Nation/World