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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a decision by the end of next year on whether to give Endangered Species Act protections to wolves dwelling in the coastal rainforest of Southeast Alaska under a legal settlement filed in federal court on Monday. 
Yereth Rosen
Charlo Greene's profanity-punctuated on-air transformation from KTVA Channel 11 news reporter to marijuana legalization advocate went viral Monday on the Internet and raised questions about her previous reporting on Alaska's legalization ballot measure. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
The Pacific Northwest will weather a global upswing in temperatures better than most of the rest of the nation, but Anchorage will do especially well, according to a report from the New York Times.
Alaska Dispatch News
A federal judge directed Alaska election officials on Monday to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act by expanding their language outreach to Yup’ik- and Gwich’in-speaking villagers for the November election.
Richard Mauer
The Mat-Su Activity and Respite Center near Wasilla closed in June amid a state Medicaid investigation. The state last week charged the center and owner Laura Sasseen with felony falsifying business records and misdemeanor medical assistance fraud charges. 
Zaz Hollander
For the second time this month, Bethel police are investigating the death of a dog, apparently caused by abuse. This time, the victim was a 3-year-old yellow Lab mix.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
Both of Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Senate know that the country’s Social Security system needs reform -- its trustees say the system will run out of money in about 20 years without a fix. But Republican challenger Dan Sullivan and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich differ sharply on how they’d solve the problem.Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
Alaska House and Senate Judiciary Committee members met Monday in Anchorage to discuss “criminal justice reinvestment,” or how the lofty goals set in a crime omnibus bill passed during the legislative session are being addressed.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
ANALYSIS: The timeline for getting natural gas to Fairbanks has slipped and several obstacles remain to be cleared before a state plan to liquefy natural gas for trucking to the Interior becomes a reality.VoicesDermot Cole


UAA spikers sweep Falcons to win another battle of unbeatens

The UAA volleyball team stopped Seattle Pacific in three sets Monday to claim first place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with the league's only undefeated record.Beth Bragg


Homer woman more than 8 months pregnant bags a moose

Wanting a freezer full of meat but unsure when her husband would be home from working on a fishing boat near Kodiak, Ashley Switzer borrowed her father's rifle and headed for the hills above Homer.Craig Medred

News & Politics

Family of US Senate candidate Sullivan gives $300K to group backing his campaign

The family of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has given another $300,000 to an independent group supporting Sullivan’s campaign, after donating more than $350,000 in advance of the Aug. 19 Republican Party primary.Nathaniel Herz


Arctic sea ice annual minimum is 6th lowest on satellite record

Arctic sea ice has ceased its annual melt and begun re-freezing as winter returns to the northern hemisphere. This year's sea-ice extent was the sixth-lowest on the satellite record, researchers said.Yereth Rosen

We Alaskans

Sizing up Alaska's classic bars, past and present

Alaskans have said goodbye to The Monkey Wharf, the Elbow Room, Blues Central and other spots. But the revivals of Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer and Louie's in Douglas are bright spots for afficianados of classic Alaska bars. Mike Coppock