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U.S. Marshals said they arrested 38-year-old Fairbanks fugitive Michael Bracht following a standoff in Tok early Friday morning.
Megan Edge
Despite low oil prices, and spending cuts elsewhere within the company, Royal Dutch Shell says it intends to drill in its Chukchi Sea leases in 2015.
Alex DeMarban,Yereth Rosen
ConocoPhillips said Thursday it will delay a decision on spending $900 million on a project in the Greater Moose's Tooth Unit 1, a project that would lead to the first oil produced from the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Alex DeMarban
ConocoPhillips reported Thursday that its adjusted fourth-quarter Alaska earnings in 2014 were $379 million, down from the $555 million collected during the same period a year earlier.
Alex DeMarban
The Walker administration intends to open a new era of relations between tribal and other governments that will have them working together to improve Alaskans' lives, said Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, the first Alaska Native to hold such a statewide office. 
Pat Forgey
Legislators reviewing the state’s efforts to combat fetal alcohol syndrome got new details Thursday about a high-profile, state-funded academic study involving free pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms that’s expected to begin next month.HealthNathaniel Herz
For four consecutive days this week, Anchorage residents woke up to news of local shootings resulting in deaths or injury. Shootings throughout the month have put the city on edge, and police say they’re using every resource available to solve the crimes.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
Fairbanks-born cellist Dane Johansen, who performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra this weekend, spent last summer walking across Spain and performing Bach suites in ancient churches while a film crew followed him to create a documentary.CultureMike Dunham
Health concerns and workplace issues were flagged for further consideration by Alaska lawmakers Thursday as they continue work on drafting regulations for the legalization of recreational marijuana.Cannabis NorthMolly Dischner | Associated Press

News & Politics

Former Wasilla mayor appointed to fisheries commission

Former Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright has been appointed to help regulate participation in Alaska's commercial fisheries. Commissioners serve a four-year term and are paid a little over $100,000 a year plus benefits. The appointment is subject to legislative confirmation.Molly Dischner | Associated Press

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Sports

Dimond-West skates past Service-East

Dimond-West and the Arctic Bears Dark of Fairbanks skated to girls hockey wins Thursday at Dempsey Anderson Arena.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Cello on his back, Dane Johansen treks across Spain, performing Bach along the way

Fairbanks-born cellist Dane Johansen, who performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra this weekend, spent last summer walking across Spain and performing Bach suites in ancient churches while a film crew followed him to create a documentary.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Economic crisis hit airlines hard in Russia’s western Arctic

Russian air carriers are struggling with massive debt, a collapsed ruble and a dearth of customers; one company has already secured a government loan guarantee.. Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer

Adventure

When surfcasting goes gonzo

For a group of Aussies, battling waves, rocks and sizeable tuna, sharks and cobia in New South Wales makes fishing a little more extreme. Tara Young

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Recalling deadly 130-foot tsunami created by 8.1 quake in the Aleutians

Altogether, the 1946 tsunami killed 159 people in Hawaii, drowned a swimmer in Santa Cruz, banged up fishing boats in Chile and wrecked a hut on Antarctica. The curve of the Aleutians protected much of Alaska, but the five at Scotch Cap had no chance.Ned Rozell