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Police are looking for two men they say wounded six people, one critically, in an early morning shooting Sunday outside a downtown club, Anchorage police said. 
In a situation similar to that of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and its unused ferry Susitna, the state could face reimbursements of millions of dollars to the federal government if the Alaska Marine Highway System doesn't start using a pair of ferry terminals in Southeast.
Pat Forgey
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter staffed by a team from the 212th Rescue Squadron from JBER searched for the plane and found the three occupants 1.2 miles from the crash site.  
Michelle Theriault Boots
A regional household transportation survey, the first since 2002, began last week in Southcentral Alaska. This week, Anchorage's People Mover bus service will also begin onboard rider surveys. 
Devin Kelly
Each year, about 400 teachers are hired from outside Alaska to staff rural schools. Research shows that most of them will leave after a year or two on the job.
Michelle Theriault Boots
The Alaska Policy Forum, that publishes the earnings of thousands of public employees in Alaska, is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. PoliticsAlex DeMarban
Portions of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are close to 5 degrees F warmer than average -- conditions that in the past have had a significant impact on Alaska fisheries. EnvironmentCraig Medred
There are dogs everywhere. The mayor sometimes even has her rambunctious young golden retriever, Cooper, in her office. One dog attends our church more faithfully than I do.VoicesHeather Lende

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

Culture

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' misses mark, but offers big laughs

While some may long for a more nuanced interpretation of the play, most will revel in the high energy and carefree attitude of this production from Perseverance Theatre, playing at the Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 14 and 17-21.Egan Millard

News & Politics

Little-known think tank shapes Alaska policy debate with Outside help

The Alaska Policy Forum, that publishes the earnings of thousands of public employees in Alaska, is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. Alex DeMarban

Arctic

Finland: English dominance worries language teachers

Educators are focusing on practical instruction to boost conversational skills, and they are encouraging Finns to learn languages like French, German and Swedish.YLE News

Nation/World