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Both opponents and proponents of the ballot measure to overturn Senate Bill 21, Alaska's new oil-tax regime, will have an opportunity to question one another in a debate Wednesday night.
Alex DeMarban
Alaska State Troopers say a 19-year-old man stabbed his 66-year-old foster mother to death after setting fire to his room in the residence they shared near Wasilla. 
Zaz Hollander
With a month to go before the election, the campaign finance gap between the two sides of Alaska’s oil tax reform movement is so wide that “chasm” would be a glaring understatement.
Richard Mauer
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has scheduled a public meeting to discuss a 48 percent rate hike for customers of Enstar Natural Gas Co. 
Sean Doogan
Twenty-one-year-old Clarence Ray Olanna was last seen July 15. After nearly a week of searching, Alaska State Troopers said they would suspend search efforts "pending new leads or information."
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
A biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said they couldn't determine if the bear involved in the most recent attack was the same bear that attacked a jogger on JBER in May.Alaska NewsCraig Medred
It is the third time since 1971 that Alaska scientists have confirmed the rabies virus in a bat, but the state has never recorded an incidence of transmission of rabies from a bat to humans.WildlifeTegan Hanlon
Besides two notable wildfires early in the season, rainfall statewide has kept Hotshots, initial attack crews and others watching and waiting. But as fire potential grew in the Lower 48, Alaskans were sent to help.Alaska NewsJerzy Shedlock

Sports

A recap of action in the Alaska Baseball League through games of July 21

The Fairbanks Goldpanners, winnings of 14 of their last 15 games, swept the Anchorage Bucs in a double-header Monday. Wednesday, Dick Lobdell, the long-time Anchorage Glacier Pilots voice and an Alaska broadcast legend who died earlier this year, will be honored at Mulcahy Stadium.Alaska Dispatch News

Adventure

Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure

Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real. Dermot Cole

News & Politics

Questions to fly in oil-tax battle Wednesday in Anchorage

Both opponents and proponents of the ballot measure to overturn Senate Bill 21, Alaska's new oil-tax regime, will have an opportunity to question one another in a debate Wednesday night.Alex DeMarban

Nation/World

  •  Israeli officials said on Tuesday that it was still not clear whether an Israeli soldier missing in Gaza had been captured or had died in combat. The military wing of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, said Sunday that it had captured Sgt.Oron ​Shaul.


  • This June was the warmest one since record keeping began in 1880, a NOAA center reports. Same was true for May. It's more evidence the planet is heating up, climate scientists say.