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The moss, so obscure it has no common name, has been found in only one other North American site -- in Canada’s Yukon Territory -- and is also known to grow in Greenland and Scandinavia.

Yereth Rosen
Increasingly, more and more communities are facing a choice between compassion and conviction when dealing with veterans who commit crimes after returning from war with PTSD, including one complicated case in Interior Alaska.Greg Jaffe
The northwest Alaska town of Kotzebue is 5.7 degrees warmer than normal since Jan. 1, trailing only Sandburg, California, in the scale of its warm-up. Alaska Dispatch News
A reader writes: After reading about the man who says he got fired for talking to the media about the Palin family, I wonder -- do I have a wrongful termination lawsuit against an employer who fired me for talking about my supervisor?Lynne Curry
A 17-year-old girl was shot in the lower back at a Sunday morning house party in Anchorage, according to police, who are seeking more information on the shooting.Alaska Dispatch News
The company's CEO says all oil drilling will be done from an existing onshore well pad using extended reach drilling techniques. There's a possibility the company may pursue natural gas development in the Cosmopolitan prospect as well.Alan Bailey
Furie Operating Alaska’s Kitchen Lights gas production platform has arrived by barge in Kachemak Bay on the east side of Cook Inlet. But the platform will not be installed on location in the company’s Kitchen Lights unit until 2015.Alan Bailey
The national wireless giant arrives as Alaska Communications is still recovering financially from a July earthquake that severed one of its undersea fiber optic cables. Meanwhile, it also now loses roaming fees it collected from Verizon mobile customers using its network.Pat Forgey
Guy Merculief was not the first member of his family to be run down on the streets of Anchorage by a stranger -- two of his nieces were also struck by vehicles, one fatally, in Alaska's largest city.Michelle Theriault Boots
A new building for Valley Pathways, the alternative school near Palmer, marks the end of 14 years in portable classrooms that helped forge the small school's unorthodox identity. Zaz Hollander