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Shungnak School’s motto “It’s a ‘We’” was put to the test when the Arctic Alaska village’s water system froze, leaving the community of around 260 people high and dry.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder

U.S. Army Alaska and the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, hosted a three-day small-arms marksmanship competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson that ended with a Combined Arms event on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Military competitors from across the state fired rifles and pistols during the event, held to select teams to represent Alaska at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship in February at Fort Benning, Ga.  Competitors also had the opportunity to earn the Army's Excellence in Competition badge and gain points toward becoming a Distinguished Marksman.

Gov.-elect Bill Walker continued his efforts Thursday to assure the state’s resource industry that he is not their enemy, this time in a speech to the 35th annual conference of the Resource Development Council in Anchorage.Richard Mauer
Lynx are on a roughly six-year abundance cycle in the region, with populations tied to snowshoe hare numbers. Lynx populations drop within a few years after hare populations become scarce, according to Fish and Game.Associated Press
The winter blast that buried Buffalo this week found reporters reaching for the record books to describe the snowstorm. But a record set in Alaska in 1963 has yet to claim top honors as the biggest snow day in U.S. history.Dermot Cole
The latest in local businesses' new hires, promotions and certifications news.Kathleen Macknicki
The home of the Iditarod has become the first place in Alaska to give dog mushing its own rule book, addressing everything from poop-scooping to people who try to harass dog teams on the trail.  Zaz Hollander
The Anchorage Police Department has ruled the death of 54-year-old Irma Williams, reported missing Sept. 30 and found dead in mid-October, a homicide.Jerzy Shedlock
Unseasonably high temperatures across Alaska have raised concerns about flooding, early river breakup and now, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
A state prosecutor argued during opening statements Thursday in Anchorage Superior Court that Bukurim Miftari, 24, killed his girlfriend because he could not suppress emotions over their deteriorating relationship.Jerzy Shedlock

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