Republican leaders say they have solid ground to extend the Legislature's work beyond 90 days because they are relying on the Alaska Constitution's maximum 120-day session limit, not the shorter limit established by the voter initiative process in 2006.
Pat Forgey
The family of Ezra Golilie Sr. had been trying to find him for months before his body was found partially submerged and frozen in Cuddy Family Midtown Park pond on April 11. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
While the Legislature voted 47-12 to confirm Randy Hoffbeck as revenue commissioner, the leaders of a Senate committee voted against him, with one asserting that an investment decision Hoffbeck made last month cost the state tens of millions of dollars. It's a claim he rejects.
Dermot Cole
The Wasilla pilot killed in a Prince William Sound plane crash last week had hoped to descend below the clouds and land on an island before he went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.
Zaz Hollander
Sarabi, a sled dog missing for nearly a month since she escaped from handlers in Anchorage after being dropped along the Iditarod Trail, was recovered Monday night in Palmer.IditarodAlaska Dispatch News
A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.ArcticYereth Rosen
On a rainy, windy Monday when Jeff Young of Anchorage dominated the men's 55-59 age-group at the Boston Marathon, he was one of several Alaskans who delivered career-best times.SportsDoyle Woody

News & Politics

Hundreds line up for short-notice Jack White show in Anchorage

The rumors, it turned out, were true: Jack White was coming to Anchorage on Monday. More than 1,000 people lined up in the morning outside UAA's Williamson Auditorium hoping to snag tickets to see White in the evening.Suzanna Caldwell

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Gratitude: Wood bison reintroduction took a herd of Alaskans

OPINION: The decades of effort to reintroduce wood bison to Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers would not have been possible without a wide range of professionals and organizations, all of whom deserve thanks.Sam Cotten

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A big Boston Marathon result: Anchorage's Young wins age-group

On a rainy, windy Monday when Jeff Young of Anchorage dominated the men's 55-59 age-group at the Boston Marathon, he was one of several Alaskans who delivered career-best times.Doyle Woody

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Six ways to catapult into summer outdoors in Southcentral Alaska

From hiking, to riding a zipline to flightseeing to fishing for elusive steelhead or king salmon, it's not too early to start enjoying an Alaska spring and summer outdoors. Lisa Maloney

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The 'most Alaska' car? Souped-up Suzuki the brainchild of Anchorage mechanic

"It kind of is redneck," auto mechanic Bryan "Bree" Parsons admits of his hard-to-miss "Swiftkick," a Frankenstein's monster of a car made from cobbled-together parts that can be spotted cruising around Anchorage.Suzanna Caldwell

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New evidence of prehistoric trade with Asia found at Bering Land Bridge site

A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.Yereth Rosen

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We Alaskans

It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.
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