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Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.Colleen Mondor
Three Galena black bear cubs finally have a home. The triplets, orphaned during the first weeks of September, will be sent to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, said the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Megan Edge
One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press
While Anchorage School District officials and School Board members weigh how to spend the short-term budget surplus, some observers say the annual threat of layoffs caused by uncertain state school funding is driving experienced, higher-paid staff to quit or retire in frustration.Tegan Hanlon
The U.S. Postal Service says dozens of post offices across Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operations beginning in January.Francesca Fenzi | KNOM
Shungnak School’s motto “It’s a ‘We’” was put to the test when the Arctic Alaska village’s water system froze, leaving the community of around 260 people high and dry.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder

U.S. Army Alaska and the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, hosted a three-day small-arms marksmanship competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson that ended with a Combined Arms event on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Military competitors from across the state fired rifles and pistols during the event, held to select teams to represent Alaska at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship in February at Fort Benning, Ga.  Competitors also had the opportunity to earn the Army's Excellence in Competition badge and gain points toward becoming a Distinguished Marksman.

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