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Two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers, and taken to a Kenai Peninsula hospital.

Tegan Hanlon
State transportation and wildlife officials are warning Alaska drivers of the rising risk of moose-vehicle crashes, saying the danger stems from wintertime darkness and an absence of snow to contrast with the dark brown ungulates. More than 500 moose crashes occur each year in Alaska.Nathaniel Herz
The projected $3.1 million deficit is largely a result of overtime costs stemming from low staffing levels, officials said.Devin Kelly
Two people were arrested early Thursday morning after fights broke out in Kodiak, one of which involved Alaska State Troopers, according to a trooper dispatch posted online. Tegan Hanlon
Teddy Smith of Kiana was found guilty Tuesday of attempted murder, robbery, theft and assault in a bizarre 2012 case that saw him shoot two hunters at a remote cabin along the Squirrel River.Ben Anderson
Incoming Gov. Bill Walker intends to expand Medicaid as quickly as possible once sworn into office, but how he will go about expanding the program to an expected 40,000 people is still being debated.Laurel Andrews
The budget adopted unanimously by the 11 Assembly members was about $2.6 million larger than Mayor Dan Sullivan’s original proposal in October and includes a 3 percent boost in compensation for city executives.Devin Kelly
Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta on Wednesday, the turkeys were thawing -- and so was the moose and walrus, salmon and seal.Lisa Demer
ANALYSIS: An Alaska oil price of close to $70 per barrel means rock-bottom revenue for the state, and a tax rate so low that it's conceivable some new oil development projects would pay nothing in production taxes.Dermot Cole

Long Beach State defeats UAA 69-60 to claim the championship at the women's GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Alaska Airlines Center.