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Clam shells found in the Beaufort Sea floor during a 2010 mapping mission belong to a genus previously unknown to science, according to a new study. The clam shells date back more than a million years.

Yereth Rosen
The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services recently ordered five body cameras for ASP officers, tasked with picking up inebriated people from the city streets.Devin Kelly
Backers of an ambitious project to build a fiber-optic cable between England and Japan beneath Arctic waters -- and in the process bring high-speed Internet to remote coastal Alaska -- say the undertaking has seen delays that will push the arrival of service back until at least 2016. Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
Between three and 13 wolves were lingering in or around the village in Alaska's Northwest Arctic, according to estimates from residents. Locals blame poor snow cover, which is making it hard for the wolves to hunt caribou, their usual prey. Jillian Rogers
Alaska State Troopers reported Saturday they had arrested three suspects in the theft of $30,000 of steel, aluminum and copper from a backup fish hatchery in Eklutna. The crime reportedly took place over the course of weeks and may have involved as many as nine people, troopers reported.Ben Anderson
Chris Ashenbrenner, a longtime state employee, has come out of retirement and assumed a newly created position in hopes of helping to guide Alaska through its expected Medicaid expansion process.Tegan Hanlon
Top Canadian environmental officials have rejected calls from Southeast Alaska for a new, more thorough environmental review of a mine that may threaten jointly targeted salmon stocks.Pat Forgey
A 28-year-old inmate was found dead early Friday in a bathroom at the Anchorage Correctional Complex hours after he was arrested, according to the Alaska Department of Corrections. Tegan Hanlon
Gov. Bill Walker announced three new appointments in his administration late Friday, naming Heidi Drygas as labor commissioner, Darwin Peterson as legislative director and retaining Larry Hartig for the Department of Environmental Conservation.Alex DeMarban
When we eye each other outside the library, I imagine we’re sizing each other up, recognizing a being as intelligent and resilient as we are, and agreeing to a truce. Courtney Cousins | KNOM