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Increasingly, more and more communities are facing a choice between compassion and conviction when dealing with veterans who commit crimes after returning from war with PTSD, including one complicated case in Interior Alaska.
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Anchorage reporter Charlo Greene quit on air during KTVA television's 10 p.m. broadcast Sunday evening, revealing herself as the owner of medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club and stating that she would be using all of her energy to fight for legalizing marijuana in Alaska.Greene had reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club during Sunday night’s broadcast. At the end of the broadcast, she announced that she was the owner of the club, and that she would be quitting her job as a reporter to work full-time on her business.Note: Video contains one use of strong profanity.Read more: KTVA reporter quits on-air, reveals herself as owner of Alaska Cannabis Club
Beth Bragg
Sled dogs shared the trail with a 110-pound Great Dane and a 15-pound Cavalier King Charles spaniel Sunday when dryland sled-dog racing made its Alaska debut in Chugiak.
Zaz Hollander
A new building for Valley Pathways, the alternative school near Palmer, marks the end of 14 years in portable classrooms that helped forge the small school's unorthodox identity. 
Loren Holmes
A confident Service Cougars flag football team handed Dimond its first setback since the 2011 season, halting the Lynx’ winning streak at 42 games Saturday.
Lisa Demer
The city of Bethel’s new pool and fitness center is set to open in early November after decades of bake sales -- and a $23 million state appropriation in 2012.
Doyle Woody
Service used two clutch plays from Gil Williams, who denied Dimond twice on point-after conversion attempts, to beat the Lynx 14-12 in a Cook Inlet Conference game at Dimond Alumni Field.
Tara Young

Park(ing) Day Anchorage, Alaska

Drivers making their way through downtown Anchorage on Friday were greeted with a strange sight. Instead of parked cars, some metered spaces were filled with artificial turf, lawn chairs and people making s’mores.The idea behind Park(ing) Day, as it is called, is to call attention to the need for more urban open space and to generate debate around how public spaces are used.Organized by the Anchorage Park Foundation and the Anchorage Economic Development Corp., 10 groups set up "pop-up parks" throughout town. The materials used varied, from artificial turf and a fake Christmas tree at the Urban Camp Site to real sunflowers, a Buddha statue and a soapbox at the People’s Park, outside Side Street Espresso.Photos: Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into parksWatch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Loren Holmes
Drivers making their way through downtown Anchorage on Friday were greeted with a strange sight. Instead of parked cars, metered spaces were filled with artificial turf, lawn chairs and people making s’mores, part of Anchorage's first Park(ing) Day.
Bill Roth
Palmer farmer Ben VanderWeele and his crew were harvesting potatoes on Wednesday.
Anchorage music lovers will have a rare chance to experience baroque music as it was meant to be presented, with dancers, at a concert on Sunday. 
Bob Hallinen
KOTZEBUE -- In an industry full of booms and busts, the Kotzebue commercial chum salmon fishery is exploding.After decades of fluctuation, including a time when the fishery all but ceased to function, it’s back this year and fishermen are slaying.So far, about 80 permit holders -- about 69 of whom fish on a consistent basis -- have brought in 4.45 million pounds of salmon. On July 28, those fishermen brought in 534,000 pounds of fish to the fishery, 10 times more than the average of 50,000-70,000 pounds of fish that usually get caught each day.Kotzebue fishermen are expected to make about $3 million this year, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Jim Menard. It will mark the first time the fishery has brought in more than $1 million since 1988, and shows a dramatic shift in the power of the fishery, which almost died completely in the early 2000s. For comparison, the fishery only made $7,572 in 2002.The reasons for the banner year are twofold. One is that it’s turning out to be one of the best chum salmon runs in decades. The other is competition, with three fish buyers on the scene driving up the price per pound.Read more: Flourishing commercial chum fishery has Kotzebue fishermen breaking out the boats