The girl, 7, was reportedly petting a tied dog when the animal and another loose dog attacked her, causing "severe injuries to her neck and face," according to troopers. 
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Bethel police say Eunice Whitman, 23, appeared to have sustained stab wounds. Her boyfriend, Justine Paul, 24, was arrested on murder charges late Sunday night. 
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Nathaniel Herz
In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.'s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it.
Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick
If oil prices rebound in fiscal year 2017, per barrel tax credits for the major Alaska oil producing companies are expected to climb by about $700 million a year to $1.2 billion, while production tax revenue is expected to climb from about $300 million in 2016 to $800 million in 2017. That's if oil prices rise by about $25 a barrel from where they are today.   PoliticsDermot Cole
As traffic increases in the narrow strait between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, new safety and environmental protections are needed, advocates say.ArcticYereth Rosen
During World War II, Dad saved two lives when the destroyer he was serving on hit a mine and sank in the English Channel. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in action, but his bad luck with ships never really waned. We AlaskansPete Garay
Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival in Haines were stranded because of a broken down ferry.Alaska NewsAssociated Press

News & Politics

State oil tax credit estimates continue to top $1 billion in years ahead

If oil prices rebound in fiscal year 2017, per barrel tax credits for the major Alaska oil producing companies are expected to climb by about $700 million a year to $1.2 billion, while production tax revenue is expected to climb from about $300 million in 2016 to $800 million in 2017. That's if oil prices rise by about $25 a barrel from where they are today.   Dermot Cole

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