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
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
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
The Anchorage couple charged with starting the Willow-area Sockeye fire entered not guilty pleas Tuesday without making an appearance in court.
Zaz Hollander
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
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
Saying new Mat-Su transfer station fees are so high they encourage illegal dumping, two borough Assembly members want to roll the fees back. Mat-SuZaz Hollander
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s push to lift the ban on exporting U.S. crude oil inched forward Tuesday with a critical Senate committee hearing on the issue.  But testimony from a union leader revealed there is fervent opposition to lifting the ban.PoliticsErica Martinson
Sergey Ananov was attempting to be the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the Arctic Circle when he crashed in Davis Strait between Canada and Greenland. He survived an icy swim and encounters with polar bears.ArcticAlaska Dispatch News

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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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Crashed Russian helicopter pilot rescued after spending 30 hours on Arctic sea ice

Sergey Ananov was attempting to be the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the Arctic Circle when he crashed in Davis Strait between Canada and Greenland. He survived an icy swim and encounters with polar bears.Alaska Dispatch News

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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