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On a 40-acre plot of land in Southcentral Alaska, Raven Vinter plays host to dozens of sled dogs. Many come to her with no indication of where they've been or what kind of trouble or trauma they may have seen -- and sometimes, she prefers not to know. That way, it's easier to help them move on.
Laurel Andrews
Anxiety is high among Army families as they await word of whether soldiers -- including Alaska's 4-25th -- will be among the 40,000 troops eliminated nationwide in an announcement expected in July. 
Erica Martinson
A Utah woman was rescued from Flattop Mountain Sunday and flown by helicopter to a local hospital after she was hurt in a fall, Alaska State Troopers said.
Alaska Dispatch News
A robot that looks like it's straight out of a Pixar movie is helping engineers on the trans-Alaska pipeline detect wear and tear in the line before it becomes a real problem -- and saving big bucks in the process.
Alex DeMarban
As burned-out Willow residents begin rebuilding after the Sockeye fire, dog mushers are getting much of the attention -- and the donations -- but those involved in the rebuilding effort say they're trying to help the whole community.Alaska NewsZaz Hollander
The owner of the home in an Anchorage neighborhood has already been fined more than $8,000 for excessive police calls, but he says his neighbors have organized a campaign of police responses against him for petty infractions. AnchorageMichelle Theriault Boots
Kilian Jornet of Spain and Emelie Forsberg of Sweden delivered record runs in the 88th Mount Marathon, and a slew of Alaskans clocked personal bests on the punishing race up and down the 3,022-foot peak in Seward on Saturday.SportsDoyle Woody
Several months ago,  Margan Grover -- a field anthropologist and research associate at UAA -- asked the Alaska Department of Fish and Game if UAA could acquire several bear carcasses for its forensics class.ScienceRick Sinnott

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to vote on tobacco tax

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is set to vote Monday on a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes.Associated Press

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As Mount Marathon morphs into race that includes world's best, can Alaskans keep up?

YouTube videos, social media, word of mouth from elite Outside runners and specialized websites like, which covered Saturday’s race, have combined to broaden the awareness of Mount Marathon among mountain runners worldwide. Doyle Woody


Federal polar bear conservation plan focuses on near-term goals

The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen


  • Greeks delivered a shocking rebuff to Europe’s leaders on Sunday, decisively rejecting a deal offered by the country’s creditors in a historic vote that could redefine Greece’s place in Europe and shake the continent’s financial stability.

  • While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.