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Though low oil prices are causing worry among Alaska's leaders, the managers of the state's permanent fund see the dip in prices as an opportunity to diversify investments in markets that may otherwise have been overlooked.
Pat Forgey
The North Slope village of Kaktovik, on the shore of the Beaufort Sea, is recovering from a Saturday night blizzard that packed frozen, hurricane-force winds and sent dumpsters tumbling like dice, residents said.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Ancient bones recovered from an archaeological site in the Gulf of Alaska offer a glimpse into the last time the Earth underwent a drastic change in climate -- and it includes a spike in mercury levels in the world's oceans.
Yereth Rosen
An Anchorage air traffic controller's quick thinking saved a Kansas pilot from possible tragedy near Juneau last summer. Now that controller, Parker Corts, is being honored as a hero by his union. 
Zaz Hollander
An Anchorage Police Department officer was struck by another officer's vehicle Saturday night while investigating a report of theft at a Fred Meyer in South Anchorage. The officer's leg was broken in the incident, and two suspects were taken into custody.
Alaska Dispatch News
The building, taking shape at 725 E. Fireweed Lane, will employ high-tech windows that dim automatically to cut glare and reduce summer solar heating, computer-controlled LED interior lights, a Space Age gel for insulation and light diffuser panels made with microscopic chips of silicon. BusinessSean Doogan
For parents, caring for a newborn can be a draining, trying process. Enter the night nanny -- a caregiver who takes care of the baby's overnight needs, giving parents some much-needed nocturnal respite.BusinessJill Burke
When Caucasian Alaska parents adopt a Tsimshian daughter, how does the child connect with her culture? How about a visit to her birth parents and relatives in Metlakatla?We AlaskansPaula Dobbyn
OPINION: Regardless of what policy a national administration prefers in our state, Alaskans shouldn't accept its encroachment on our right to self-government just because those in Washington, D.C., prefer policies we support.CommentaryDr. Forrest A. Nabors

News & Politics

How can Iditarod dogs run so fast for so long? Scientists probe superdogs

Iditarod dogs are ultramarathoners, with the fastest among them running nearly 1,000 miles in a little more than a week, fueled by an amazing number of calories. Racing dogs may eat as many as 12,000 calories a day, the equivalent of about 22 Big Macs from McDonald’s. Jill Burke

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Iditarod 2015

Moving into winners' circle means moving out -- way out -- for musher Brent Sass

Mushing has been a surprising venture for Eureka musher Brent Sass, who has wholeheartedly accepted the wilderness lifestyle many mushers have rejected in recent years. Sass claimed his first Yukon Quest championship in February. Suzanna Caldwell

Sports

Lanier, Harper lead way to Junior Iditarod halfway point

Jimmy Lanier of Chugiak held an eight-minute lead over Kevin Harper of Wasilla at the halfway point of the Junior Iditarod.Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Application for Russia’s Arctic shelf claim out for bid

The government is seeking to hire experts to flesh out Russia's claim to more Arctic territory and present a convincing case to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Raven girl: Adoptive parents work to preserve Alaska Native daughter's culture

When Caucasian Alaska parents adopt a Tsimshian daughter, how does the child connect with her culture? How about a visit to her birth parents and relatives in Metlakatla?Paula Dobbyn