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Technology is advancing at a rapid pace these days and thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Verizon, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District is right on step. The district purchased 12 3-dimensional printers with the cash, one for each school in the region.

Jillian Rogers
At least two people  died Monday morning in fiery two-vehicle collision that has temporarily closed a stretch of the Parks Highway in Denali National Park.Tegan Hanlon
An Anchorage woman who moved here from American Samoa in July 2011 has been charged for allegedly filing false tax returns claiming more than $200,000 in refunds.Jerzy Shedlock
Four fishermen from Washington and Oregon received the Carnegie Medal for heroism Monday for saving the lives of four men during a severe winter storm off Kodiak Island in 2012.Alaska Dispatch News
After a fire broke out early Sunday morning inside The Prospector store, the retail establishment was forced to close. Then three would-be looters attempted to use a propped open rear door to gain entrance.Associated Press
At next year's Symphony of Seafood competition in Seattle, entrepreneurs won't just compete for who has the tastiest dish, but also for who's using the less-edible parts of fish in new and innovative ways.Laine Welch
At least two vehicles recently sank into the Chena River on a section long used as an ice-covered shortcut between Airport Way and Chena Small Tracts Road.Associated Press
Efforts to move forward with Arctic priorities got a boost with the passage of the federal spending bill last week, which included items Alaska’s lawmakers are calling vital to the Arctic. Carey Restino
The days are getting longer -- but the sun is rising later. That's because the length of a day varies slightly explains a report from the BBC.Alaska Dispatch News
The Canadian portion of the Alaska Highway will be getting some 100 new cellphone towers from Fort St. John in British Columbia to the Alaska border, according to a report from the CBC.Alaska Dispatch News