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A 44-year-old Anchorage man has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for armed bank robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jerzy Shedlock
Plans to do away with daylight savings time have met with support in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, but opposition in Southeast. One solution might be to allow for a time zone change.Associated Press
Alaska saw some weird winter weather last month: rain, warmth and -- in the western part of the state -- a once-in-a-lifetime "thundersnow" event. Megan Edge
Traffic is moving again after car fire closed the Knik River Bridge in both directions for some time, the Anchorage Police Department said Tuesday morning.Megan Edge
The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of at least an inche of hail from a fast-moving storm.Associated Press
A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday. Yereth Rosen
A career geologist accused in an Alaska environmental crimes case involving the dormant Platinum Creek Mine is cooperating with authorities and will plead guilty Wednesday to three federal charges.Lisa Demer
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.Jerzy Shedlock
For two decades, a liquor store in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood has drawn the ire of some residents and business owners, who say it stokes problems associated with street alcoholics and drug dealers. Michelle Theriault Boots
Two men were found suffering from hypothermia Sunday after they wrecked their snowmachine on a Northwest Alaska trail and one set out walking to find help, according to the Northwest Arctic Borough.Tegan Hanlon