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Best of the week

With temperatures dropping and daylight waning, Alaskans spend the "shoulder season" recreating indoors and otherwise preparing for the arrival of winter. 

March came in like a lion -- and went out like a lion, as far as Alaska news is concerned. From a troubling murder trial to a new Palin reality show to a good old fashioned Don Young tongue-lashing, here's a look at some of Alaska Dispatch's top stories for the week of March 30.

A teen's sudden death. A missing skating rink. And a new (old) chapter in gas pipeline policy. Here's a look at the stories that made headlines this week.

From the booming business of serving Alaska's doomsday preppers to reaction to Gov. Sean Parnell's refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, here are some of Alaska Dispatch's best stories of the week.

Let's take a look at some of the most-shared stories on Alaska Dispatch for the week of Nov. 3-9, 2013.

News and views from the Last Frontier for the last week of October 2013 covered a broad spectrum of issues impacting Alaskans.

From Anchorage Assembly chambers to the inaugural Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, here are a few big news stories Alaska Dispatch covered this week.

Government shutdown blues, an early Christmas of sorts for Eielson Air Force Base, Obamacare demystified and a look at the DEA raid on Spice makers in Fairbanks.

Big news in the Far North this week: Plans for a new runway stall at Alaska's largest airport, another famous feline steps in to pay the veterinarian bills for Mayor Stubbs, the recently wounded cat mayor of Talkeetna, and Craig Medred follows Jon Krakauer further "Into the Wild."

Newsweek from the North: Aviation community grapples with uptick in deadly accidents, movement to repeal marijuana prohibition emboldened, an Anchorage puppet master passes and wildcatters find new ways to squeeze oil from old Cook Inlet.