The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday to keep roads out of roadless areas of Tongass National Forest, over the objections of the state and timber industry. 
Pat Forgey
AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp says some businesses will be tightening their belts in the next few years, but no significant economic downturn is in sight for Alaska's largest city. 
Jeannette Lee Falsey
The earthquake felt across Southcentral Alaska and into the Interior was unlike any to hit Cook Inlet in decades, the Alaska Earthquake Center said Wednesday. 
Laurel Andrews
Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh, an Anchorage physician originally charged with more than $1 million in Medicaid fraud, received a 3 1/2-year prison sentence Wednesday.
Jerzy Shedlock
A woman who went into cardiac arrest on a downtown street and died Tuesday had been picked up by the Anchorage Safety Patrol the day before. 
Megan Edge
The businessman and candidate for the Republican nomination for president praised the former governor on a Web talk show, saying he'd "love" to work with her in Washington.Palin WatchJustin Wm. Moyer | The Washington Post
On Wednesday, the lead investigator in the shooting that claimed the life of Anchorage teenager Alex Thanapong Yu asked for the public's help in providing any information that may move the case forward.Crime & JusticeLaurel Andrews
As Congress moves toward a September vote on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, Republican Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski continue to ask whether the Obama administration is giving up too much future negotiating power.   PoliticsErica Martinson
OPINION: The upcoming Anchorage international conference headlined by President Obama presents an unprecedented opportunity for Alaska. It wouldn’t hurt our congressional delegation to play the role of gracious hosts.CommentaryDermot Cole

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An evening flight of whimbrels streamed by our boat in a long, wide-spread V formation, their high-pitched peeping cry audible as they passed. Four distinct flocks of 50 or more birds made up the entire contingent of birds that call this place on Bristol Bay’s lower Kvichakestuary home. The whimbrels were spread enough to make it seem as though there were many more than there actually were.  

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Red salmon limits for anglers doubled on Kenai River

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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