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Anchorage police reported Sunday they responded to nearly a half-dozen reports involving weapons in the city in the course of a few hours, as well as an impromptu 200-person dance party downtown that grew as bars closed for the night.Michelle Theriault Boots
Denali Whiting of Kotzebue is using traditional foods like seal, caribou and salmon to hone her body for competition.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News
An Anchorage business owner is encountering opposition to bringing a new lounge and restaurant into the building previously occupied by the Platinum Jaxx nightclub. Devin Kelly
A mining company hoping to turn a large graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula into the country’s only large-scale graphite mine met with residents in Teller this week to discuss its findings and hear from the locals who would live closest to any potential mine.Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
Bethel's new pool reopened at noon Saturday, its filter system fixed and volunteers conducting fire watch.Lisa Demer
Using $3,200 of his own money, microbiologist Johan Hultin, then 72, traveled to Brevig Mission to collect buried samples from Alaska Natives who died during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed an estimated 20-40 million people. Ned Rozell
Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska’s newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he’ll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.Alex DeMarban
Donovan’s class immerses Environment & Society majors in NEPA, designed to ensure that environmental concerns are weighted equally ith all other factors that go into development decisions. Kathleen McCoy
Alaska's governor-elect, Bill Walker, has named a former head of the USGS to lead the Department of Natural Resources and a former state pipeline property assessor to lead the Department of Revenue.Dermot Cole,Alex DeMarban

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