The deal, worth more than $800 million, will give Armstrong majority ownership in the Colville River development and exploration area. But a decision to put off drilling this winter means about 500 contract Slope workers won't be hired. 
Yereth Rosen
Anchorage police said they apprehended an angry parent who demanded to see his sons at West High School on Tuesday morning, then left the school and pointed a gun at officers outside.
Chris Klint,Megan Edge
The Alaska Judicial Council has announced four finalists to fill a forthcoming vacancy on the Anchorage Superior Court, but the highest-profile applicant isn't one of them.
Jerzy Shedlock
Mary Maley had two big surprises while kayaking from Ketchikan to Petersburg: A bear attacked her kayak, and over 3 million people watched the video of it on YouTube.OutdoorsRuth Eddy
Researchers last week ended a month-long cruise through the Bering Sea, investigating how the second year of a warming pattern is affecting the ecosystem, including the nation’s largest fishery.ScienceHannah Colton | KDLG
I gave my boss 110 percent but couldn't convince him to make the necessary changes. Now that the business is failing and most of us have been let go, I'm feeling this layoff as a personal betrayal.BusinessLynne Curry
Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling rig Noble Discoverer left Alaska’s Dutch Harbor en route to the Pacific Northwest two weeks after the company announced it was ceasing exploration in Arctic waters.ArcticLaurel Andrews

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A group of fifteen Alutiiq dancers from Kodiak Island performed this morning for about 1,000 attendees at the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in downtown Anchorage at the Dena'ina Center. 
Scott Jensen

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