JUNEAU - The end is near. Right? The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn from its 90-day session on Sunday, with a number of major pieces - oil taxes, budgets, an in-state gas line bill - still in play.
JUNEAU - A winter in an Arctic village is not for the weary.
Northern Alaska is subject to some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Negative 40 degree weather isn't uncommon, and strong winds make it even more dangerous to go outside.
JUNEAU - One of the governor's permitting bills has hit a speed bump in the Senate, where rural lawmakers have raised concerns about the impact it will have on tribal organizations and citizens.
HB77, from Gov.
JUNEAU - An Alaska man has been sentenced to prison for life in the 2010 shooting deaths of two Hoonah police officers, in a case that rocked the tiny community and galvanized the state's law enforcement community.
JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate passed a $2 billion capital spending package Saturday - much smaller than Alaskans have seen in recent years but one that a leading senator suggested they'll have to start getting used to.
It was hallmark, "blue bird" sunny day typical of the Russian River. Although he had been fishing there many times before, Dan Bigley didn't take his pole with him this time. He was dealing with too many emotions.
Nothing felt real for Gunnar Romatz until he landed a solid punch to the side of opponent Berring West's face. "It just felt awesome," Romatz said. "That's when I knew, this is it, this is real, this is time to go to work.