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Matt Tunseth
Long Beach State knocks off Boise State 68-50 in the first round of the women's Great Alaska Shootout on Tuesday night at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Loren Holmes
On a crisp Saturday in November, around 45 disc golf enthusiasts showed up at Anchorage's Westchester Lagoon Park disc golf course hauling their discs and a frozen turkey, the tournament's entry fee.
Megan Edge
Alyeska Resort announced on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it won't be open for skiing and boarding this Thanksgiving Day weekend because of a lack of snow.   
Associated Press
A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many black Americans and police. 
Alex DeMarban
A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.
Sean Doogan
"Do you CrossFit?" It’s a question being heard more often in Anchorage, and across Alaska, as the growing trend in fitness flexes its muscles in the Last Frontier. 
Craig Medred
Alaska Dispatch News
When 22-year-old Hailey Driver moved to Girdwood four years ago, she brought her snowboard, intending to sharpen her skills on frozen water. But this summer she discovered surfing on the Turnagain Arm bore tide, and her enthusiasm for riding liquid water has never waned.“At the beginning of last summer, I fell in love with paddleboarding on flat water -- something about there being no boat walls and you can look straight into the water. I brought my first paddleboard ... but flat water was getting a little boring.” Before long, “I spent pretty much all my money on getting the right gear, because the board I started out on was not meant to be a surfboard and I don’t own any neoprene,” Driver said. That wasn’t cheap. In addition to a top-of-the-line 10-foot-6-inch board, she needed a board bag, paddle, wetsuit, and a rack for her car. “I wanted it all,” she said.Come winter, the wetsuit didn’t feel quite warm or thick enough, so she got a thicker suit “because I knew I wasn’t about to stop surfing. I’m going to keep going until there is too much ice in the Arm.”Driver’s board comes from Hypr Nalu Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boards in Hawaii, and she was so happy with the company’s service that she made two videos for them. “I never thought it would blow up,” she said.Hailey's videos have been featured by numerous news outlets including CNN and Fox News online.  Her pastime has become her passion.  Since Driver caught her first wave, “I’ve been back nearly every tide since.” When Driver isn't surfing, she manages to stay near the water by working at The Hotel Alyeska's pool.Driver is one of many daring locals taking on the bore tide, be it by kayak or surfboard.
Doyle Woody
The UAA hockey team falls 1-0 to Northern Michigan on Friday night at Sullivan Arena. 
Bob Hallinen
The hatchery on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was built in 1958 by the U.S. Army to provide fish for the post lakes. On Friday, it was decommissioned after the last fish left, released into Little Campbell Lake.
Alaska Dispatch News

Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

New evidence suggests that the wasting disease that has killed off millions of starfish from California to Alaska has been caused by a virus found in sea stars since the 1940s. It's unclear if the illness is part of a natural cycle or if other causes are to blame, but the disease is still spreading.Read more: Amid symptoms of starfish die-off, researchers look for a cause
Megan Edge

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Three orphaned Galena black bears cubs spent their last day at Alaska Zoo freely frolicking around the bear cub exhibit in the public eye -- a place the triplets had previously been forbidden to go as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game determined their fate.Thursday, Fish and Game spokesperson Ken Marsh confirmed the triplets would be heading to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colo., Thursday night.A relieved Marsh skipped a "hello" in a phone call about the bears, instead going straight to the news: The first words out of his mouth were simply, "Those lucky little guys finally have a home."During an interview with Marsh at the beginning of November, he said it was still possible that the bears could be euthanized if the plans with the Outside facility fell through.The plans were not finalized until Thursday morning.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos.

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