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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
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
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
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
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
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 Oceanview. But that's par for the course when it comes to some celebrities, even reluctant ones.CommentaryCraig Medred
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
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

Sports

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

Adventure

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

Woman killed in ATV crash in St. Marys

Troopers said Pulcheria Yupanik was the only person on the ATV when it crashed on Airport Road, less than a mile from the turnoff to Pitkas Point, a tiny community in Western Alaska where Yukpanik was from.Tegan Hanlon

Arctic

Documentary from Swiss filmmaker captures life in Barrow

The film, "Children of the Arctic," is set to be released in coming months and looks mostly at community life in Barrow through the eyes of Inupiaq teenagers, with a focus on whaling and subsistence living.Jillian Rogers

Nation/World