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A 25-year-old woman told police she shot and killed her older cousin in Fairbanks on Wednesday after the cousin tried to kick the woman out of her apartment, according to charging documents filed in Fairbanks court.

Nathaniel Herz
As the population in Mat-Su has exploded, so too has the number of businesses providing bus service, prompting a state mandate to consolidate or risk losing crucial federal grant money.  Zaz Hollander
After more than three decades as Barrow’s one and only Superior Court judge, Michael Jeffery is hanging up his robe.Jerzy Shedlock
Cottonwood Creek, a pretty waterway flowing through the heart of Wasilla, is paying the price for its urban setting. The creek is the first in the Valley to exceed state fecal bacteria standards linked to horses, dogs -- and, of course, people. Zaz Hollander
From October 2012 to September 2013 – last year's tourism season -- nearly 2 million people visited Alaska, according to the Alaska Division of Economic Development.  Of those, 51 percent came to the Last Frontier aboard a cruise ship.Sean Doogan
The average Anchorage temperature from Nov. 1 through Dec. 23 was 29.3 degrees, the second warmest on record for that time period, the Weather Service's Alaska region headquarters said. And in Fairbanks, only two other years on record has the city gone so long into winter without temperatures dipping to minus 20. Yereth Rosen
Raising reindeer is nothing new to Alaska, but in recent years interest in the animals has surged among young people, raising hopes for increased food security and jobs in some of the state's remote regions.Suzanna Caldwell
A 25-year-old woman dialed 911 in the early afternoon of Christmas Eve and reported she had shot and killed her cousin, according to Fairbanks police. Tegan Hanlon
Two people have fallen seriously ill as a botulism outbreak that could affect as many as 25 people in communities in the Bristol Bay region is monitored by health officials. The contamination appears to be linked to seal oil.Dave Bendinger | KDLG News
A brief mystery surrounding the disappearance of a skiff used by monks living off the grid on an island in the Gulf of Alaska was resolved with help from two nun witnesses on a nearby island.Alaska Dispatch News