Without U.S. ground troops in Iraq and Syria, commanders rely on airborne surveillance more than ever before. At any given moment, an old U-2 -- often two -- is in the air, zeroing in on militant bomb-making facilities in dense cities or snooping on fighters' communications to pinpoint command hubs.W.J. Hennigan
OPINION: Arctic oil spill cleanup plans are optimistic at best, and they won't get the job done in a major spill.Bill Stringer
Police arrested Michael Dorell Kelvin Reynold, also known as “Boogie,” Saturday, in connection to the Jan. 27 deaths of Krystal Hawk and Christian Haynes. Michelle Theriault Boots
Some desserts -- and cocktails -- are almost too pretty to consume. But someone had to try the most beautiful creations in town, so ADN's Special Content staffers solemnly took up the fork, and sugar-rimmed glass, to bring you this round-up.Alaska Dispatch News Special Content
A state financial audit details questionable spending by the old Newtok Traditional Council for an evacuation center, including double billings, an unsupported advance, retroactive pay and a lump sum paid to the chief executive of a tribal nonprofit corporation.Lisa Demer
As winter looms, dozens of Willow residents are working with ever-increasing urgency to rebuild homes incinerated in the Sockeye Fire in June. Zaz Hollander
I'll be upriver, where I've been every fall of my life, with my daughter, picking cranberries, glassing north for caribou, probably eating porcupine, and still hoping our president can see, share and experience a small part of this amazing land we call home.Seth Kantner
Hal Hart, who has served as Juneau’s community development director, will oversee planning and transportation projects in Anchorage and work to make the department more "customer-friendly," Mayor Berkowitz’s office said Friday.Devin Kelly
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen

Dimond hosted West in week 3 of Cook Inlet Conference football Friday.

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