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Twenty-three people died in Anchorage vehicle accidents in 2014. Alcohol or drugs were a factor in at least 15 of those, police said.

Megan Edge

Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, spoke to students at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at UAA.

Marc Lester
Superior Court Judge Jack Smith handed down a 40-year sentence Friday against Terence Gray, 33, for the 2010 killing of Edwing Matos in the Dimond Center after a dispute over allegedly stolen belongings including a video game console.Jerzy Shedlock
Gov. Bill Walker on Friday appointed retired Army Col. Laurie Hummel as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Laurel Andrews
Ten drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24, the Juneau Empire reported.Associated Press
The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old Mishka, a sea otter from from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Mishka is scheduled to arrive in Seattle Saturday.Associated Press

Students at Academy Charter School in Palmer got a visit from a U.S. Coast Guard HH-60T Jayhawk crew from Air Station Kodiak on Thursday.

Gov. Bill Walker is scheduled to announce his choices for adjutant general and deputy commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in Anchorage Friday.Associated Press
The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds, up from 19.705 million pounds in 2014. That's the first time in a decade the commission has increased the catch.Molly Dischner | Associated Press
Depending on who tells this story, Alaska endurance athlete Kiersten Lippmann is either a sad victim of cyber-bullies or a reckless owner of a loose pack of biting dogs.Craig Medred