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Scott McMurren
I never knew him as a piglet, never watched him trot through a grassy field or rubbed his belly. He didn't have a name. But this pig was special. Shannon Kuhn

Kate Powers, Jennifer Galbreath and Shannon Kuhn bought shares in a whole pig. The trio butchered the pig under the guidance of Jillian Morrissey and Kim Sollien in Morrissey’s Palmer, Alaska, area garage on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The pig was purchased from the Van Wyhe Family Farm in Kenny Lake.

Bob Hallinen
Fresh halibut, crisp cabbage, cooling lime crema and bright mango salsa, all held together by a perfectly steamed corn tortilla and topped with Tapatio hot sauce. Maya Evoy
If you’re going to have just a few go-to summer salads in your repertoire, you might want to consider including this one for kachoombar, a refreshing chopped Indian salad that usually combines tomato, onion and chilies.Kim Sunée
The Treasury Department is looking for a woman to take Alexander Hamilton's place on the $10 bill. Elizabeth Peratrovich, who succeeded in winning civil rights for Alaska's minorities 20 years before national laws were passed, would make a good pick.Mike Dunham
Preston Jones, professor of history and Fulbright scholar with an Alaska connection, will speak on how Anchorage became the leading town in the territory.  Mike Dunham
In a recent interview with the "Today" show, Ansari gave three enlightened, but painfully obvious, pieces of modern dating advice. Was he on target?Wayne and Wanda
Noah Brown goes on a date. Billy Brown, patriarch, pioneer and now entrepreneur, decides to buy a 60-foot boat. Emily Fehrenbacher
For Nahko Bear, an escape to the Last Frontier allowed him to begin to unpack his cultural background and launched him as a songwriter. Bear and his band Medicine for the People will play First Tap in Anchorage on July 2.  Chris Bieri