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Visitors to Joe's Museum in Barrow spend hours examining stuffed animals, pieces of baleen with Native art scrimshawed or painted on their sides, masks, tools, paintings and posters signed by famous Alaskans.

Jerzy Shedlock
The day before Christmas Eve, the news director of the KSRM Radio Group received a letter in the mail informing her she needed to leave the country. A few days later, the station's news was delivered with an Australian accent for what could have been the last time.Jerzy Shedlock

Bernie Warren started collecting old-school glass electrical insulators, also known as pin insulators, in the 1960s. Almost 50 years later his display of over 2000 items is leaving the state. 

Mike Dunham
Christmas came a week early for many in the Southcentral Alaska village of Tyonek, but gifts arrived not on a sleigh but a Skyvan flown by Alaska Air Taxi.Carey Restino | Bristol Bay Times

More than 1,000 people jumped into the frigid waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage for a good cause on Saturday, part of this year's Polar Plunge event that organizers expected would raise more than $400,000 for Special Olympics Alaska.

Devin Kelly
In the early days of aviation, the Alaska fishing industry only slowly accepted the new mode of transport as a reliable method of getting seafood from point A to point B. But over time, the two industries became inextricably linked.Colleen Mondor
A person's browser history can say a lot about them -- for better or for worse. And if there was ever any doubt Alaskans are an eclectic bunch, Anchorage's 2014 Google search history certainly supports the stereotype. Alaska Dispatch News

More than 300 students walked across the stage during UAA's first graduation in the Alaska Airlines Center on Sunday. It was the first graduation on campus since 1987, and first fall graduation in almost 30 years. 


Alaska Dispatch News
Politics were put aside for the afternoon in Juneau as new Gov. Bill Walker hosted the public for the 100th open house at the Governor's Mansion, with 25,000 cookies and 280 pounds of fudge on hand for the occasion.Pat Forgey
A slow start to Cyrano's production of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" gives way to a charming yarn about one 6-year-old's worst day ever, even if the brief play is broken up by an untimely intermission.Donna Freedman