What stories mattered most in Alaska this week?
A tariff fight over how much companies can pay to transport oil down the trans-Alaska pipeline has called into question Gov. Sean Parnell's publicly-stated reasons for restructuring Alaska's oil tax regime. Is the pipeline in danger of running dry in eight years, as Parnell has warned, or will it be around another 50, 60, 70 years, as his attorney general has claimed in court? Read more in our exclusive story.
Matanuska Maid, Alaska's only big dairy, suffered what could be a mortal blow this week when its Mat-Su buildings burned down. The dairy has been a controversial subject for many Alaska newswatchers since the days of the Sarah Palin administration.
Other big stories: the EPA came to town to assess Bristol Bay's salmon fishery and whether or not it can support large-scale mining. And a daughter continues to search on Mount Marathon more than a month after her father disappeared on its slopes in Seward's annual Fourth of July race.