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The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has scheduled a public meeting to discuss a 48 percent rate hike for customers of Enstar Natural Gas Co. 
Sean Doogan
Alaska State Troopers say a 19-year-old man stabbed his 66-year-old foster mother to death after setting fire to his room in the residence they shared near Wasilla. 
Zaz Hollander
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.
Nathaniel Herz
Twenty-one-year-old Clarence Ray Olanna was last seen July 15. After nearly a week of searching, Alaska State Troopers said they would suspend search efforts "pending new leads or information."
Alaska Dispatch News
Refiners Tesoro and Petro Star find themselves disagreeing about how the "Quality Bank" formula -- in which refineries pay a penalty for taking out the high-value portions of oil from TAPS -- affects their economic fortunes in Alaska. 
Dermot Cole
A biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said they couldn't determine if the bear involved in the most recent attack was the same bear that attacked a jogger on JBER in May.Alaska NewsCraig Medred
It is the third time since 1971 that Alaska scientists have confirmed the rabies virus in a bat, but the state has never recorded an incidence of transmission of rabies from a bat to humans.WildlifeTegan Hanlon
Besides two notable wildfires early in the season, rainfall statewide has kept Hotshots, initial attack crews and others watching and waiting. But as fire potential grew in the Lower 48, Alaskans were sent to help.Alaska NewsJerzy Shedlock
OPINION: Commercial fishing at the tail end of a run in Bristol Bay means dealing with 'ghost salmon', carcasses of fish that couldn't make it upriver and linger to wreak smelly havoc for net minders. When ghosts outnumber live fish, it's time to head home.CommentaryJohn Schandelmeier


Don't fall for the myths about the Hobby Lobby decision

OPINION: The president of Planned Parenthood Northwest says people shouldn't be fooled to think the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision will have no impact on women's health.Chris Charbonneau


Scotchmer, Folsom win Alpine Adventure Run crowns

Sam Scotchmer and Tasha Folsom on Saturday once again stamped their dominance on the Alpine Adventure Run in Sitka.Alaska Dispatch News


Alaska documentary chronicles one family's remote cabin adventure

Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real. Dermot Cole

News & Politics

Alaska's LNG project takes step forward with export license application

Relying in part on previous iterations of the decades-long quest to deliver Alaska's natural gas to Outside markets, the state's major oil companies filed an application Friday with the Department of Energy to export LNG.Alex DeMarban