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In a situation similar to that of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and its unused ferry Susitna, the state could face reimbursements of millions of dollars to the federal government if the Alaska Marine Highway System doesn't start using a pair of ferry terminals in Southeast.
Pat Forgey
Victims told police that a group of family and friends were standing outside the Kodiak Bar when an argument between one person and two suspects led to gunfire. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
According to state airport managers, the federal tax code is preventing them from installing "micro hotels" on Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport's C concourse as planned.
Sean Doogan
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter staffed by a team from the 212th Rescue Squadron from JBER searched for the plane and found the three occupants 1.2 miles from the crash site.   
Michelle Theriault Boots
A regional household transportation survey, the first since 2002, began last week in Southcentral Alaska. This week, Anchorage's People Mover bus service will also begin onboard rider surveys. 
Devin Kelly
The Alaska Policy Forum, that publishes the earnings of thousands of public employees in Alaska, is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. PoliticsAlex DeMarban
Portions of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are close to 5 degrees F warmer than average -- conditions that in the past have had a significant impact on Alaska fisheries. EnvironmentCraig Medred
Lured to the city by feeders and grassy areas, ducks and geese leave behind a dangerous concoction of fecal coliform and other bacteria.We AlaskansRick Sinnott
There are dogs everywhere. The mayor sometimes even has her rambunctious young golden retriever, Cooper, in her office. One dog attends our church more faithfully than I do.VoicesHeather Lende

Sports

Holly Brooks: Skier relishes life as a homebody

After long stretches spent traveling the World Cup circuit and living out of duffle bags, Holly Brooks is savoring life as a homebody.Holly Brooks

Adventure

State biologist 'lucked out' that Shuyak Island grizzly mauling wasn't worse

After peeling off his waders, the Alaska biologist discovered a puncture near his Achilles and a long chunk of flesh ripped open on his leg where the bear's tooth had caught him near the calf and then dragged through flesh toward his ankle.Craig Medred

Culture

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' misses mark, but offers big laughs

While some may long for a more nuanced interpretation of the play, most will revel in the high energy and carefree attitude of this production from Perseverance Theatre, playing at the Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 14 and 17-21.Egan Millard

Arctic

Finland: English dominance worries language teachers

Educators are focusing on practical instruction to boost conversational skills, and they are encouraging Finns to learn languages like French, German and Swedish.YLE News

Nation/World