What happens when you combine Ted Nugent, hipsters, albino killer whales and duck-billed Arctic dinosaurs? Just another week of news from the Last Frontier.
Big stories this week in Alaska revolved around "The Nuge," who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor federal violation of hunting laws. Did he or didn't he know he was violating the law? Dispatch Outdoors staff writer Craig Medred explores that and other angles to the story. But Nugent's bear wasn't the only megafauna to make headlines. Scientists continued to publish research on prehistoric Alaskans -- dinosaurs that roamed the North Slope and even stayed all winter long. And then there was the first-ever video of an albino killer whale, seen in Russia, that was believed to have watered off the Alaska coastline just a few years ago.
Big political stories this week? You betcha. In a showdown between the governor of Alaska and the Alaska Legislature over oil taxes, it would by most accounts appear the governor blinked first. Read more about it in Amanda Coyne's ongoing coverage of the special session. You'll find links to these and other stories that mattered to Alaskans right here.