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
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. 


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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
Denali Whiting of Kotzebue is using traditional foods like seal, caribou and salmon to hone her body for competition.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
For artist Isidra Castro, it's not always easy wearing her passion on her skin.Marc Lester