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A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.Alex DeMarban

A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.

Alex DeMarban
OPINION: Congress should investigate abuses happening in the structured settlement industry.Reggie Kelley
Lynne Curry handles questions straight out of the Regina George playbook: How to handle the coworker who insults your outfit, and why "you can't sit with us" doesn't work at work.Lynne Curry
The Alaska green rush is underway, with three different marijuana trade shows planned in Anchorage starting in March 2015. Laurel Andrews,Suzanna Caldwell
Alaskans are embracing CrossFit workouts, with "boxes" popping up in strip malls and industrial parks around the state. The low-cost, low-tech gyms are affordable to open, and the intense workouts, popular with hard-core athletes, are increasingly attracting a broader range of fans of all ages.Sean Doogan

"Do you CrossFit?" It’s a question being heard more often in Anchorage, and across Alaska, as the growing trend in fitness flexes its muscles in the Last Frontier. 

Sean Doogan
A 25-year-old Palmer man was arrested for DUI Friday after driving his car into a ditch in Hatcher Pass and then offering "cold beer" to passers-by, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Alaska Dispatch News
The UAA ski team won the 11th annual Alaska Nordic Cup on Sunday in Fairbanks.Alaska Dispatch
Increase your basketball IQ with this quick look at the 10 Division I teams coming to Anchorage this week for the 37th annual Great Alaska Shootout.Beth Bragg
OPINION: Free tax preparation is an important boost for individuals and families working to improve their financial stability.Larry Rundquist,Maureen Haggblom
Dimond High graduate Keiahnna Engel is home for Thanksgiving, but the Boise State guard is hungry for a Shootout title, not turkey. Van Williams
The 2014 Great Alaska Shootout marks the first time the traditional Thanksgiving tourney will be held in UAA's brand-spanking-new Alaska Airlines Center, which marks a big change for the long-running event. Here are some of the pertinent factoids.Alaska Dispatch News
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
Anchorage police reported Sunday they responded to nearly a half-dozen reports involving weapons in the city in the course of a few hours, as well as an impromptu 200-person dance party downtown that grew as bars closed for the night.Michelle Theriault Boots
This week on Reading the North: "As All My Fathers Were" by James Misko and "Edge of Nowhere" by John Smelcer.Kathleen Macknicki
Denali Whiting of Kotzebue is using traditional foods like seal, caribou and salmon to hone her body for competition.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      Nancy Lord