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Two leading Alaska Native tribal organizations on Wednesday petitioned the federal government to dramatically lower the cap on the number of king salmon that Bering Sea commercial fishermen can harvest as bycatch in order to protect the fish.
Lisa Demer
There are no commitments in the new LNG agreement between Japan and Alaska -- very similar to another document signed in 2013 -- but both parties assert that signing memos to cooperate is mutually beneficial and they need to keep talking.
Dermot Cole
On Wednesday, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced that Alaskans' 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend checks will clock in at $1,884. Distribution of payments to bank accounts will begin Oct. 2.
Sean Doogan
Goldbelt Security LLC, a subsidiary of a Juneau-based Alaska Native corporation, will be paid $1.97 million for a one-year contract to operate the van service that picks up inebriated people from Anchorage streets and to staff the Anchorage Safety Center. 
Devin Kelly
A district chairman with the Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit challenging the lieutenant governor's emergency order that authorized the "unity" gubernatorial ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, arguing that the merged ticket didn't constitute an "emergency" under state law.
Alex DeMarban
Texas troubadour and accomplished actor Lyle Lovett will perform in Anchorage Saturday, Sept. 20.MusicChris Bieri
In a new TV commercial, the wife of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan criticizes incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, saying he is attacking Sullivan for serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and as a White House fellow and an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush.Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
Monolith Showcase will bring together Alaska up-and-comers with acts from the Pacific Northwest for two nights of music Friday and Saturday at the Tap Root Public House.MusicChris Bieri
OPINION: Mark Begich's time in the Senate has been much more "Alaskan" than Dan Sullivan's would be. Begich represents Alaskans, not the Outside interests of people like the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove.CommentaryKimberly Metcalfe

Sports

Patience pays off for high school runners

West, South, Eagle River and Kodiak each produced two winners at Wednesday's high school cross-country meet on the Delaney Park Strip.Beth Bragg

Adventure

Trying the triathlon: How to make the blood, sweat and tears pay off

There is no-one-size-fits-all triathlon in Alaska. The outdoor course that works for the Eagle River Triathlon in June won’t suit Fairbanks in March. Races are adapted to work with outdoor conditions, and there’s one race in Fort Greely that is 100 percent indoors. Homer’s Ski to Sea Triathlon in March ditches the swim altogether in favor of skis. Alli Harvey

Culture

For its fourth Monolith Showcase, the agency is bringing together some Alaska talent with acts from the Pacific Northwest for two nights of music Friday and Saturday at the Tap Root Public House.
Chris Bieri

News & Politics

Medicaid fraud conviction nets 2-month sentence

An Anchorage man found guilty of fraudulently billing Medicaid more than $20,000 has been sentenced to two months in prison in addition to restitution and loss of the privilege to bill the federal program.Jerzy Shedlock

Nation/World