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An injured hiker and five companions were rescued from a steep Girdwood gorge Sunday night. One of the group ended up in the Anchorage Jail. Zaz Hollander
Enrollment at University of Alaska campuses continued to decline this fall, extending a pattern traced in part by university officials to better job opportunities, the cost of living and a drop in the number of public high school graduates in Alaska.Dermot Cole
A man confronted by police after drivers reported him wandering through traffic along Debarr Road in Anchorage Sunday allegedly shoved an officer into a truck before he was subdued by a Taser.Michelle Theriault Boots
Hundreds of people dressed up as characters from anime and video games descended on the Egan Center this weekend for Senshi-Con, Alaska's largest anime convention. Devin Kelly
A planned construction and demolition debris monofill in Chugiak has been delayed by contamination concerns potentially linked to an old municipal landfill next door. Zaz Hollander
Why is it a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that would have killed people in other countries just rattled Alaskans on Thursday? The state's top earthquake scientist has a sobering answer.Zaz Hollander
Anchorage-area residents may see bright lights in the night sky late Thursday as JBER conducts nighttime drop exercises.Sean Doogan
A Thursday earthquake with a magnitude of 6.24 interrupted everything from high school classes to a political press conference and Rosh Hashanah services in Alaska's most populous region.Alaska Dispatch News
Chairman Patrick Flynn and Assembly member Pete Petersen cast the “no” votes. The resolution, introduced by Dick Traini, cited issues related to marijuana enforcement at the federal level, the safety of edibles, and costs related to schools and police enforcement. Suzanna Caldwell,Devin Kelly
Anchorage police are getting a fleet of new patrol sedans and SUVs with safer, modern features including all-wheel-drive. That’s a first for the city’s police department despite Alaska’s long, snowy winter.Jerzy Shedlock

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