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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
Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta on Wednesday, the turkeys were thawing -- and so was the moose and walrus, salmon and seal.Lisa Demer
Two proposals to shake up the Alaska Native power structure in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will get a close look next year, including one that could create the first new regional tribal government in decades.Lisa Demer
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
 Bethel’s tiny 6-year-old public bus system is in danger of shutting down just as it is about to really get going. This month, the City Council learned the Bethel tribe will no longer match funds, leaving the city is scrambling to come up with the money.Lisa Demer
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
Tables were tipped over, items were knocked from shelves, chairs were thrown about, and laptops ended up on the ground in a burglary and vandalism at the Aniak library, Alaska State Troopers reported Monday.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


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