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Seeking a WCHA sweep, UAF came up short in OT. In the NAHL, Fairbanks won and Kenai River wrapped a painful weekend.Doyle Woody
Kotzebue and South collected the team titles Saturday at the Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament in Palmer.Alaska Dispatch
UAA, which had managed just three goals in its previous five games, scored three first-period goals in a span of less than seven minutes to beat Northern Michigan, 4-0.Doyle Woody
West scored with 15 seconds left in regulation Saturday to beat the Chugiak hockey team at Ben Boeke Arena, and in Homer, Soldotna earned a tournament title.Alaska Dispatch
While Anchorage skiers waited for snow, hundreds raced Saturday in Fairbanks, where UAA's MacKenzie Kanady earned the women's victory.Alaska Dispatch
Emily Vannortwick was the top gun Saturday at an all-star high school riflery meet at Dimond High.Alaska Dispatch
The UAA cross country continued its winning ways at the Division II West Region championships, where freshman Henry Cheseto won the men's race to give the Seawolves an individual champion for the sixth year in a row.Beth Bragg
It's a whole new ballgame when the 37th annual Great Alaska Shootout tips off this week -- the college basketball tournament has a new sponsor and will be played in UAA's new arena. Beth Bragg
In their final game before the Shootout, the Seawolves turned in a record-setting rebounding performance in support of Brian McGill's 33 points to cruise past Northwest Indian College. Alaska Dispatch
Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor
OPINION: Alaska's men need to step up and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with women to break the tight grip that rape and sexual assault have on our communities.Brionne Elkins
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.Elizabeth Grossman | High Country News
An Anchorage business owner is encountering opposition to bringing a new lounge and restaurant into the building previously occupied by the Platinum Jaxx nightclub. Devin Kelly
A mining company hoping to turn a large graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula into the country’s only large-scale graphite mine met with residents in Teller this week to discuss its findings and hear from the locals who would live closest to any potential mine.Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
OPINION: The new administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker will have to act transparently and decisively to follow through on its campaign message to "put Alaska First," and it will have to start doing so soon.Alice Rogoff
OPINION: Parnell and company's hard-right turns kept the Spirit of Alaska grounded; Walker and Mallott promise to get us aloft.Shannyn Moore
LETTERS: Readers weigh in on the Keystone pipeline, prayer before school sporting events, and proposed Anchorage restrictions on marijuana commerce.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Even though two years is an eternity in politics, political junkies are already looking ahead to the race for Senate in 2016.Paul Jenkins
Bethel's new pool reopened at noon Saturday, its filter system fixed and volunteers conducting fire watch.Lisa Demer