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Enrollment at University of Alaska campuses continued to decline this fall, extending a pattern traced in part by university officials to better job opportunities, the cost of living and a drop in the number of public high school graduates in Alaska.Dermot Cole
A man confronted by police after drivers reported him wandering through traffic along Debarr Road in Anchorage Sunday allegedly shoved an officer into a truck before he was subdued by a Taser.Michelle Theriault Boots
The National Forest Service is planning the largest auction of Tongass National Forest trees in a decade, and conservationists have been quick to lash out against the plan -- as loggers and sawmill operators in the area struggle to stay afloat.Michael Wines
Teddy Kyle Smith will go on trial in November on multiple felony counts -- including two attempted murder charges -- stemming from the shooting of two brothers at a remote cabin upriver of Kiana.Jillian Rogers

Hundreds of people dressed up as characters from anime and video games descended on the Egan Center this weekend for Senshi-Con, Alaska's largest anime convention. 

Tara Young
Hundreds of people dressed up as characters from anime and video games descended on the Egan Center this weekend for Senshi-Con, Alaska's largest anime convention. Devin Kelly
Sen. Mark Begich has asked Gov. Sean Parnell to assist in resolving the work stoppage at Usibelli Coal’s Seward dock operations, which have been suspended since the 9th Circuit Court ruled the facility may be in violation of the Clean Water Act.Fern Greenbank
When NANA Regional Corp. received patents totaling 178,814 acres from the Bureau of Land Management, it represented more than a formality -- it made shareholders’ traditional lands officially theirs.Jillian Rogers
With $10-a-gallon heating oil common in Alaska’s rural communities, this technology, called a masonry heater, might be the path to sustainable energy costs and high-quality heat.Kathleen McCoy
While some activist investors push to divest from non-renewable energy, the Alaska Permanent Fund has been ramping up its investments in the oil and gas industry, hoping to cash in on an unshrinking global demand for hydrocarbons.Pat Forgey

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