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Mayor Dan Sullivan and members of the port project team unveiled another new design for the Port of Anchorage on Friday, taking a simpler approach to fix what the municipality started years ago. But less than a third of the projected $485 million price tag is currently covered.

 

Tegan Hanlon
The world’s most acidic ocean waters are found in the winter in the Bering Sea, according to 40 years of measurements. But its acidification appears to be increasing less quickly than that in the rest of the world’s ocean waters.Yereth Rosen
A giant Pacific octopus named Dot laid thousands of eggs this fall at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, but that means her days are numbered. Megan Edge
A long-term fix for the fire-suppression sprinkler system at Bethel’s much anticipated swimming pool has been identified, and repairs should be underway by early December, the city announced Friday afternoon.Lisa Demer
An Anchorage jury was unable to reach a verdict on an attempted murder charge Thursday against a man accused of grabbing an 11-year-old boy away from his mother inside a mall sky bridge over Sixth Avenue and holding the boy at knifepoint.Jerzy Shedlock
Trees blocking trails, obscenities, gunfire -- Willow mushers say it's just one sled dog critic who's responsible for several years of harassment of the kind that now falls under a new Matanuska-Susitna Borough ordinance. Zaz Hollander
A dose of economic reality was the takeaway message as Gov.-elect Bill Walker and running mate Byron Mallott's three-day transition conference began Friday night in Anchorage, a gathering of Alaskans from across the state notable for its diversity. Alex DeMarban
A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations.Associated Press

The hatchery on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was built in 1958 by the U.S. Army to provide fish for the post lakes. On Friday, it was decommissioned after the last fish left, released into Little Campbell Lake.

Bob Hallinen

Orphaned in Galena this fall, three black bear cubs discover the joys of playing in snow for the first time. The triplets will be moved to a sanctuary in Colorado.

Megan Edge

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