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Black Friday, the traditional day of deals after Thanksgiving to draw shoppers out and kick off the holiday shopping season, couldn't come soon enough for some Anchorage residents.

Tara Young
Legislators are set to review a multi-year reduction in royalties recommended for Caelus Energy's Nuna project on the North Slope, which could represent a $75 million boost to the project's profitability for the company.Pat Forgey
Should a Mat-Su hay farmer pay local taxes for roads he says he doesn't use? The decision is in the hands of Alaska's highest court following arguments this week. Zaz Hollander
Two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet on 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
“I could see it coming and there wasn’t a dang thing I could do about it,” Karin Hendrickson said from a hospital bed Thursday, two days after being struck by an SUV while training her dog team along the Parks Highway.Tegan Hanlon
An Anchorage fifth-grader jumped into the spotlight on Wednesday during the championship game of the women's Great Alaska Shootout. Matt Tunseth