Kirsten Dixon
Waffles benefit from a gentle hand. Just fold the ingredients together without over-stirring. In our recipe below, the eggs and buttermilk work best together if they are at room temperature. 
Loren Holmes
"Tosca" is full of remarkable arias but perhaps it's most well-known is "Vissi d'arte," sung by the opera's protagonist, Tosca, who laments God's abandonment in her most trying time.
Loren Holmes
For the dogs of Alyeska’s Patrol Avalanche Canine (PAC) program, the tough job of saving lives is “kind of a big game,” says Alyeska Resort ski patroller and dog handler Brian McGorry.
Craig Medred
Earth isn't the only planet to experience the aurora: NASA has documented the phenomenon on Jupiter, too, where the aurora may be up to 100 times brighter.
Craig Medred
It's the site of the first aviation beacon ever erected in the Territory of Alaska, later becoming the first airport for Alaska's largest city. Hundreds of aircraft and several aviation businesses now call old Merrill Field a scenic home away from home between the Chugach Mountains east of Anchorage and Cook Inlet to the west.
Loren Holmes
Northern lights can often be difficult to spot, but as the sun builds toward its highest level of activity -- expected to peak in 2013 -- Alaskans get to enjoy the spectacular light show that begins millions of miles away.
Katie Medred
On Saturday NEA Alaska held a protest to voice concerns over just-announced cuts to the Anchorage School District budget.
Helen Hegener
The Denali Doubles, a unique sled dog race utilizing two-person teams and unusual sled configurations, makes a comeback in 2013 after being absent for the past two years.
Laurel Andrews
The exhibit “Encounters: Whales in our Waters” will explore the relationship between humans and whales, and will feature whale research concerning a variety of whale species that come into Kachemak Bay and the Lower Cook Inlet. It will include interactive displays and research on whale acoustics.
Craig Medred
Editor's note: This video no longer exists, as the person who uploaded it removed it from YouTube. When three gray whales became stranded in the ice off the far northern coast of Alaska in the winter of 1988, it captured the imagination of the U.S. Now, echoes of that may be felt in Canada's Hudson Bay, where a pod of killer whales now also appears to be similarly stuck, circling around a small hole in the ice, emerging for air but remaining close to the small breathing space. That's according to Twitter user Stephane Lacasse (Twitter handle: @SlashLaCash), who on Tuesday afternoon posted the following tweet with a photo :   Killer whales stuck near Inukjuak.… — Stephane Lacasse (@SlashLaCash) January 8, 2013   Lacasse, a resident of  Inukjuak, Quebec, said that the whales are stuck in the ice about an hour from that community, in the east side of Hudson Bay, and have been since Monday. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Hudson Bay region is more or less frozen solid at this time of year. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, killer whales are native to that region of Hudson Bay, though Alaskan populations of orcas tend to move south with the sea ice as winter sets in. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports that a polar bear wandering near the killer whales' breathing hold was killed, and that the whales are too far from open water to swim out on their own. That means a rescue by icebreaker -- like that 1988 incident near Barrow, Alaska -- may be in order.
Craig Medred
As the year 2012 drew to a close, Shell Oil's offshore drilling program in the U.S. Arctic took a dramatic turn for the worse as one of its mobile drill rigs, the Kulluk, was lost in the Gulf of Alaska, eventually grounding off Kodiak Island.
Loren Holmes,Jill Burke
Early January in Old Harbor, Alaska offers reminders that weather is a force humans are wise to respect.