The Beluga River and North Cook Inlet fields account for nearly all of ConocoPhillips’ natural gas production in Alaska, but output has been declining for years and the company says they are no longer a central part of its Alaska operations. 
Jeannette Lee Falsey
Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard says the protesters dangling off the bridge early Wednesday have enough water and food to last for days.
Associated Press
The University of Alaska Board of Regents has selected Jim Johnsen, a senior vice president of Alaska Communications, to be the 14th UA president.
Tegan Hanlon
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 shook Southcentral Alaska Tuesday night around 6:35 p.m. No injuries or damage have been reported.
Tegan Hanlon,Yereth Rosen
Alan Michael Bartlett of Michigan was convicted in Anchorage federal court of setting up two fake companies claiming to help handicapped people in order to steal money.
Jerzy Shedlock
An intensive inpatient treatment program for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care that opened a few months ago in Anchorage was dedicated Tuesday to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie "American Sniper."MilitaryTegan Hanlon
A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides.Nation-WorldBrian Bakst, Amy Forliti | Associated Press
Can cookies made from peanut butter and chicken gizzards made for dogs also appeal to people? We consider the possibilities as we review the goodies coming into local farmers markets this week.Food & DrinkMike Dunham
The initial investigation of the incident that put a gash in the Finnish icebreaker hired by Shell suggests -- but does not conclude -- that a previously uncharted Unalaska Bay shoal was to blame.EnergyYereth Rosen

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Defending champ South survives first-round scare in Legion baseball tourney

South, Juneau, Chugiak and the Valley team all picked up first-round wins Tuesday in the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.Alaska Dispatch News

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Market Fresh: Peanut butter and gizzard cookies -- fit for man or beast?

Can cookies made from peanut butter and chicken gizzards made for dogs also appeal to people? We consider the possibilities as we review the goodies coming into local farmers markets this week.Mike Dunham

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Coast Guard investigation into damaged Shell icebreaker moves forward

The initial investigation of the incident that put a gash in the Finnish icebreaker hired by Shell suggests -- but does not conclude -- that a previously uncharted Unalaska Bay shoal was to blame.Yereth Rosen

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Office politics: The Alaska congressional delegation as seen in their D.C. work environs

What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson