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University of Washington oceanographer Jan Newton, who led the collaborative effort, said the information can help shellfish growers make crucial decisions about when and how to grow shellfish.Associated Press
Outgoing Gov. Sean Parnell said the state's new National Guard leader needs to have the stamp of approval from the incoming administration.Becky Bohrer | The Associated Press
A 56-year-old Fairbanks man imprisoned there on weapons charges since last October now stands accused of asking an unidentified person to murder federal officers.Jerzy Shedlock

The Barrow High School Whalers are featured in a Sports Illustrated production of “Underdogs: Inspiring Stories in High School Football."

Alaska Dispatch News
The Barrow High School Whalers’ football season may not have taken them to the place they most wanted to go, but it did land them -- and the City of Barrow -- in the national limelight.Tommy Wells
With the dust still settling from the statewide election, candidates in the Municipality of Anchorage are already gearing up for the 2015 race for mayor.Devin Kelly
Three Galena black bear cubs finally have a home. The triplets, orphaned during the first weeks of September, will be sent to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, said the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Megan Edge
One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press
While Anchorage School District officials and School Board members weigh how to spend the short-term budget surplus, some observers say the annual threat of layoffs caused by uncertain state school funding is driving experienced, higher-paid staff to quit or retire in frustration.Tegan Hanlon
The U.S. Postal Service says dozens of post offices across Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operations beginning in January.Francesca Fenzi | KNOM

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