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Oil giant BP will cut close to one-fifth of its Alaska workforce of employees and direct contractors as a result of the sale of a chunk of its Alaska assets to Hilcorp, the company announced Monday.
Alex DeMarban
The Anchorage brawl involving the Palin family that made national headlines has inspired a parody song from a Florida singer-songwriter.
Alaska Dispatch News
Rainfall in Cordova and Valdez has been heavy but isn't breaking records. But swollen waterways in the Prince William Sound region are taking their toll on roads and highways.
Megan Edge
Wasilla police shot and killed a 23-year-old man after responding to a possible domestic disturbance on the city’s western edge early Monday morning, an agency spokesman said.
Zaz Hollander
Upon calling 911, the motorcycle's owner and his friends spotted Jonathan Ortiz Escalante, 44, exiting a residence and leaving on the Honda. The group followed the alleged thief, according to the charges, and confronted him in East Anchorage. 
Jerzy Shedlock
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he will vote for an initiative to increase Alaska’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2016, after saying before the Aug. 19  GOP primary that he was opposed to the change.Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
OPINION: There is a whole lot of needless embarrassed silence in the aftermath of a brawl in the quiet Anchorage neighborhood of Oceanview. But that's par for the course when it comes to some celebrities, even reluctant ones.CommentaryCraig Medred
The grants went to facilities in communities from Kotzebue to Fort Yukon to Unalaska and Wrangell. The money will pay for new services, more providers and expanded hours from 27 health care providersHealthTegan Hanlon
The trial of a former Glennallen dentist accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a female colleague too drunk to consent began Wednesday with opening arguments that laid out two scenarios of the night in question. Crime & JusticeMichelle Theriault Boots


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


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

News & Politics

Big Lake store owner charged with stealing from chamber of commerce

The Big Lake business community lost a longtime presence when wedding store Donna's Corner closed this year. Now a grand jury has indicted owner Donna Turner on fraud and theft charges linked to her time at the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce. Zaz Hollander


U.S. icebreaker fleet will need makeover by about 2020, Coast Guard says

The U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet of two operating Arctic-class icebreakers will be sufficient -- if barely so -- for about another six years, the agency’s new Alaska commandant said Monday. Yereth Rosen