Joshua Almeda, 24, showed no emotion in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday as he admitted killing his girlfriend Breanna Moore last year. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, a charge that carries up to 99 years in prison.

Jerzy Shedlock,Loren Holmes
OPINION: The governor is trying to violate statute in order to foist an expensive entitlement program on Alaska. This unilateral decision exposes legal and financial weaknesses at a time the state is ill-equipped to afford them.Sen. John Coghill
The Peninsula Oilers generated a walk-off win over the Fairbanks Goldpanners on Wednesday night and the Mat-Su Miners handled the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.Alaska Dispatch News
COMMENTARY: Does this months signing of a moratorium on Arctic Ocean fishing by the five nations with Arctic coastlines mark the return of the Arctic Five? If so, that's a good thing.Heather Exner-Pirot
A 40-year-old Soldotna woman who attempted to run her vehicle head-on into another vehicle and then began an hours-long standoff with law enforcement is facing multiple charges, troopers said.Megan Edge
A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic. Steven DuBois and Dan Joling | Associated Press
Little is known about what lives at the Earth's extreme depths and whether microbes are even down there. But, if found and given a food source that allows them to thrive, they have properties that offer the potential to help drillers pump more natural gas and prolong the U.S. energy boom.Sean Cockerham
SPONSORED: Dress up fresh Alaska oysters with pickled vegetables and a Bloody Mary granita.Presented by Eat Alaska
Chugiak and Juneau, the only undefeated teams after two days of action, will battle each other Thursday for a spot in the championship game.Alaska Dispatch News
Charlie's Bakery is no typical (or stereotypical) Asian restaurant. If not for the menu on the wall and a few Chinese-language banners here and there, you’d take it for a regular bakery with a bunch of tables and chairs.Donna Freedman