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Teddy Smith of Kiana was found guilty Tuesday of attempted murder, robbery, theft and assault in a bizarre 2012 case that saw him shoot two hunters at a remote cabin along the Squirrel River.Ben Anderson
The hacking cough. The sneezes. The sore throat. If you’re among the people who are trying to fend off these and other symptoms, you’re not alone. The flu has made its way into more Alaska households than usual for the start of the holiday season. Jill Burke
Opposition to a number of sales tax proposals in the Alaska community of Nome was widespread at Monday's city council meeting, with a proposal that would remove a sales tax exemption for churches and nonprofits dying on the table.Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of the Pebble mine project and put a temporary halt on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect the salmon-rich Bristol Bay watershed.Lisa Demer
The more than decade-long battle over a road out of Juneau has been fought in court, in the Legislature and city assemblies and at the ballot box. Now it is being fought with dueling studies.Pat Forgey
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
The world’s most acidic ocean waters are found in the winter in the Bering Sea, according to 40 years of measurements. But its acidification appears to be increasing less quickly than that in the rest of the world’s ocean waters.Yereth Rosen

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

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