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Ancient bones recovered from an archaeological site in the Gulf of Alaska offer a glimpse into the last time the Earth underwent a drastic change in climate -- and it includes a spike in mercury levels in the world's oceans.

Yereth Rosen
The building, taking shape at 725 E. Fireweed Lane, will employ high-tech windows that dim automatically to cut glare and reduce summer solar heating, computer-controlled LED interior lights, a Space Age gel for insulation and light diffuser panels made with microscopic chips of silicon. Sean Doogan
Though low oil prices are causing worry among Alaska's leaders, the managers of the state's permanent fund see the dip in prices as an opportunity to diversify investments in markets that may otherwise have been overlooked.Pat Forgey
For parents, caring for a newborn can be a draining, trying process. Enter the night nanny -- a caregiver who takes care of the baby's overnight needs, giving parents some much-needed nocturnal respite.Jill Burke

Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property. 

Michelle Theriault Boots

Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.

Michelle Theriault Boots
The North Slope village of Kaktovik, on the shore of the Beaufort Sea, is recovering from a Saturday night blizzard that packed frozen, hurricane-force winds and sent dumpsters tumbling like dice, residents said.Michelle Theriault Boots
A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap earlier this month has been reunited with her owner.Associated Press
Not rain nor warmth nor lack of winter can keep the two-legged competitors from the historic Iditarod Trail. As the dog racers gear up to move north to Fairbanks in search of snow, the cyclists and runners of the Iditarod Trail Invitational are heading north along the classic trail. And they are likely to find themselves rolling along at record speeds.Craig Medred
The new ordinance bans public use in bars, on beaches, and all city property. “We believe that this definition provides the broadest restriction on public use permissible,” one council members said, though he added that the council has the option of adopting a still more restrictive policy by banning “quasi public use” on boats. Jim Paulin