Members of Chugiak-Eagle River community councils say they're faced with an odd situation: The area with the most available land for marijuana businesses is a neighborhood that never wanted it in the first place.  
Devin Kelly
After investing a fortune in community causes, Donlin Gold’s good name as a benefactor is bumping up against the enormity of what it proposes: a giant mine on a remote Southwest Alaska ridge.
Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers say a snowmachiner suffered major injuries Saturday evening after he crashed while riding along a street in Houston.
Alaska Dispatch News
When the White House held a summit on earthquake resilience last week, Alaska was conspicuously absent, a sign of the state's struggle to catch up with other earthquake-prone places when it comes to preparedness. 
Erica Martinson
A former Fairbanks chiropractor was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts in a murder-for-hire case.
Associated Press
Beaufort Sea polar bears equipped in 2014 and 2015 with Fitbit-like devices and neck cameras revealed their daily routines to scientists studying their food needs.WildlifeYereth Rosen
When excess money is on the table, elites find ways to get their hands on it. The names on the doors in Juneau don’t matter much. We need to fix the system.CommentaryCharles Wohlforth
The Legislative Information Office fiasco is not just the doing of Rep. Mike Hawker. The Anchorage edifice could just as well have been dubbed the Chateau Chenault, the Taj McGuire or the Meyer Monument.CommentaryDermot Cole
A robotic "virtual tour guide" made its first trip through the Anchorage Museum Friday, drawing stares from grown-ups and greetings from kids.CultureMike Dunham

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Sometimes success begets success, so Anchorage photographer Brian Adams will spend a full year visiting two dozen villages to document the people and places of rural Alaska.
Tara Young

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BYU, Matsunami shine in front of big crowd at UAA gymnastics meet

BYU swept the individual events en route to a win over UAA, but M'rcy Matsunami's all-around performance gave a sold-out Alaska Airlines Center crowd something to cheer.Alaska Dispatch News

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2015 saw increased attention paid to the Arctic from the state, the nation and the world. How does Gov. Bill Walker plan to respond to the rapid changes in the region?Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder

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Get down, fellow Alaskans, to some 'hardcore Alaska soft'

I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.Geoff Kirsch

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