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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.

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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
An Anchorage air traffic controller's quick thinking saved a Kansas pilot from possible tragedy near Juneau last summer. Now that controller, Parker Corts, is being honored as a hero by his union. Zaz Hollander
Leroy B. Dick Jr., 44, of Manokotak was sentenced to 99 years in jail for killing unarmed Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole in March 2013.Dave Bendinger
Through the years, UAF researchers have traveled to Barrow for interviews and gathered existing recordings of the few Americans who live with sea ice -- and depend upon it. Ned Rozell
Roughly 150 people signed up to testify on issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to education funding to honeybees. Devin Kelly
A 54-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with federal firearms and drug offenses after law enforcement received a tip that he had sexually assaulted a minor and provided the synthetic drug "Molly" to two underage girls.Jerzy Shedlock
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
An Anchorage Police Department officer was struck by another officer's vehicle Saturday night while investigating a report of theft at a Fred Meyer in South Anchorage. The officer's leg was broken in the incident, and two suspects were taken into custody.Alaska Dispatch News