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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 Wasilla City Council on Monday night approved the formation of a seven-member task force to update the city’s existing regulations governing off-road vehicles like ATVs and snowmachines.
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
Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change say that they see few safe havens from the storms, floods and droughts that are sure to intensify over the coming decades. But some regions, they add, will fare much better than others.EnvironmentJennifer A. Kingson | The New York Times
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
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.ArcticYereth Rosen
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

Sports

J.J.'s back: Aces sign The Governor

Veteran winger Justin Johnson of Anchorage, the former East High and UAA skater who began his pro career with the Alaska Aces and last season became the 14th Alaskan to play in the NHL, has signed with the Aces, the ECHL champs announced today. Doyle Woody

Adventure

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

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

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