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The Anchorage Museum's popular Alaska Gallery will close for a year as it undergoes a $15 million major remodel and "reimagining" starting in late summer 2016.

Mike Dunham

The Alaska Aces defeated the Colorado Eagles 5-4 on Wednesday night at Sullivan Arena.

Doyle Woody
Brendan Connolly has scored 22 or more goals in each of the last four ECHL seasons. After a slow start, he's on pace to bust past that this hockey season.Doyle Woody
Legislators in Juneau are pondering ways to get leverage with the federal government, following White House announcements on Sunday and Tuesday about new protections from oil and gas exploration for land in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and waters in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off Alaska.Nathaniel Herz
OPINION: While Alaska could use more budget restraint, Gov. Walker is moving in the right direction. But people with vested interests in maintaining higher state spending oppose the effort.Brad Keithley
In a step that promises to reshape the Fairbanks energy picture, a state agency has signed a letter of intent to purchase the small natural gas utility system there for $52.5 million, potentially fueled by natural gas supplies that would be trucked in. Dermot Cole
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced Wednesday that a second test administered on a 1-year-old girl suspected to have measles came back negative, after an initial test returned a positive result.Tegan Hanlon
Sirens and loudspeaker announcements may be heard by the public outside Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during a training exercise Thursday.Laurel Andrews
Loretta E. Lynch, the nominee to become attorney general, on Wednesday defended the legality of President Barack Obama’s immigration policy during a daylong confirmation hearing Republicans used to seek assurances she would break from some of the practices of Eric H. Holder Jr., the man who now holds the post.CARL HULSE and MATT APUZZO

The group rebuilding an iconic Alaska aviation landmark recovered from a sandbar near the Tanana River in 2013 is making progress, but needs funding to continue their work.

Colleen Mondor