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A two-vehicle collision near Denali National Park has reduced the Parks Highway to one lane of traffic. An information officer did not have details about injuries but said no one was removed from the wrecked vehicles, which had reportedly caught fire.
Jerzy Shedlock
Four fishermen from Washington and Oregon received the Carnegie Medal for heroism Monday for saving the lives of four men during a severe winter storm off Kodiak Island in 2012.
Alaska Dispatch News
Officials say the state might have to repay tens of millions of dollars to the federal government if it wants to kick the Juneau Access Road and the Knik Arm Crossing to the curb.   
Alex DeMarban
Alaska State Troopers said 32-year-old Richard Wilson barricaded himself in a South Tongass Highway home with a firearm after the homeowner arrived while Wilson was in the process of burglarizing it.
Alaska Dispatch News
In a rare bit of good financial news for Gov. Bill Walker and state budget writers, the soaring health care costs of recent years appear to have leveled off. Next year, they're even projected to go down slightly.
Pat Forgey
Kotzebue wrestler Josh Roetman won his weight class at the Reno Tournament of Champions last weekend in Nevada, becoming the sixth Alaskan to win a title at the prestigious tournament.SportsBeth Bragg
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace these days and thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Verizon, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District is right on step. The district purchased 12 3-dimensional printers with the cash, one for each school in the region.EducationJillian Rogers
For some students in rural Alaska, connecting the dots between schoolwork and a future career can be a challenge. But one aviation company is trying to spread the word that working hard in school can lead to a rewarding job flying Alaska's skies.BusinessSean Doogan
OPINION: Automation and new technologies continue saving us time and money, but we're losing something human along the way.CommentaryFrank E. Baker

News & Politics

With $20,000 grant, Northwest Arctic schools purchase 3-D printers

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace these days and thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Verizon, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District is right on step. The district purchased 12 3-dimensional printers with the cash, one for each school in the region.Jillian Rogers

Sports

Seawolves women's basketball team shreds Sharks 109-83

The UAA women's basketball team tied a program best 12 wins to start the season with a 109-82 win over Hawaii Pacific on Sunday night at the Alaska Airlines Center. Matt Tunseth

Culture

For more than a century, audiences have gathered to watch stage renditions of "The Nutcracker" ballet, which has become a holiday tradition around the world and in the U.S., including Alaska.
Tara Young

Arctic

Defense spending bill includes Arctic provisions

Efforts to move forward with Arctic priorities got a boost with the passage of the federal spending bill last week, which included items Alaska’s lawmakers are calling vital to the Arctic. Carey Restino

Adventure

Making a stand on hunting for food, not entertainment

Respect the animal you want to eat. Hunting can mean a great day in the backcountry, moving through the Alaska winter wonderland on snowshoes or a snowmobile, excited about fresh caribou tracks. Doubtless, this is enjoyable. But remember what is fun for you, is life and death for the caribou. John Schandelmeier

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Denali dilemma: Can Dan Sullivan get Mount McKinley renamed?

Alaskans of any political persuasion can agree that we should get to name our own state’s highest mountain, currently misnamed Mount McKinley. And Sen.-elect Sullivan is uniquely positioned to do something about it.Rick Sinnott