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The state of Alaska struggled to find the right place for Gilbert Nashookpuk, a convicted sex offender who'd been in trouble with the law from the time he turned 18. Now, he's charged with killing his caretaker at an Anchorage assisted living home.

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Merrill Field airport is eyeing development of a portion of green space adjacent to its airport, and some in the community worry that potential new office buildings will jeopardize the character of the neighborhood at Sitka Street Park. Laurel Andrews
Some say that the removal of a metal platform from the northeast corner of Campbell Creek Park has reduced groups of drunk, aggressive people hanging out there. But others say the problem has just shifted elsewhere. Marc Lester,Devin Kelly
An independent company drilling for oil and gas in Cook Inlet is urging legislators to be cautious about changing the state's production tax credit system or risk killing off some projects.Alex DeMarban
As a river eats its way into Newtok, residents are planning their moves to a new village site 12 miles away. One family will move into a house on skis with the ability to migrate as needed with self-contained water and electrical systems.Ned Rozell
Taking in 100Stone, a public art installation of human-sized, mud-colored figures scattered across the beach, inching toward Cook Inlet's unforgiving waters, I began to imagine a conversation between the artist and a psychologist. What does art like this say? Can it heal us? How? I got my wish. Artist Sarah Davies and UAA clinical community psychologist Rebecca V. Robinson recently sat down for a conversation on art and healing.Kathleen McCoy
Liam Walsh, 33, has been missing for a week in Hatcher Pass, and family and friends are staying positive as helicopters try to find some sign of his whereabouts. Devin Kelly
One organizer says he hoped to foster a creative environment in which local students could get hands-on experience with new technology and continue to develop those skills in the future.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Graduating with the most recent Anchorage Police Department academy was fire inspector Brian Dean, who went through the class to gain skills to help with the fire department's overwhelming amount of arson investigations.Jerzy Shedlock
A culture-first approach at the Shungnak school is reconnecting students in the Northwest Arctic village of Shungnak with their  heritage, through programs like an Inupiaq word of the day, or sessions where elders teach students traditional methods for butchering seal.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder