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With budget cuts and layoffs looming, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has been offered a $320,000 retention bonus, which some say is unnecessary, but others say is in line with university models that increasingly mimic corporations.
Michelle Theriault Boots
ConocoPhillips and Doyon Drilling announced a five-year deal Monday morning for a new drill rig, construction of which is estimated at more than $100 million. The rig will operate in the Kuparuk oil field starting in 2016.
Dermot Cole
Alaska State Troopers said they arrested 20-year-old Aleksandr Glushko after they noticed a truck stopped in the middle of the road, blocking traffic, in Delta.
Alaska Dispatch News
A 41-year-old Fairbanks man was sentenced Monday in federal court to nearly five years in prison for possession and intent to distribute six ounces of cocaine, but another case involving drug sales statewide could earn him additional time.
Jerzy Shedlock
The small private natural gas utility in Fairbanks, which has about 1,100 customers, “engaged in numerous highly irregular transactions” that warrant a state investigation, according to the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Dermot Cole
OPINION: As ocean acidification emerges, it will affect Alaskans already at risk and coastal economies the most. The time to plan is now.CommentaryJeremy T. Mathis,Steve Colt
The Porcupine Caribou Herd could face difficulty in coming years if a trend of increased wildfires in northern Alaska and Canada continue to threaten the animals' wintertime food source of lichen, according to a new study.ArcticYereth Rosen
OPINION: I admire Bill Walker’s passion, but I think he’s made the wrong policy call about Alaska’s oil tax structure. Voting no on Ballot Measure 1 is a vote for Alaska’s future.CommentaryRick Rogers
OPINION: What has become of Alaska? Has partisanship caused us to lose our humanity?VoicesCraig Medred

Voices

Canada's trawlers drastically cut bycatch, why can't Alaska's?

OPINION: The massive trawl by-catch of species on which so many Alaskans depend is not an unavoidable consequence of trawling. It's bad management by design. It's time for Alaskans to put and end to it.Joe Macinko

Sports

Ross, Stull seize titles at Hammerman Triathlon

William Ross and Amber Stull were strong in all three disciplines Saturday, which powered their victories at the XTERRA Hammerman Triathlon.Alaska Dispatch News

Adventure

On the trail of the monuments men: Border crews cut 20-foot swath on Alaska-Yukon line

Three crews are wielding chain saws and brush cutters this summer on the 141st meridian, hoping to clear a 20-foot swath along 130 miles of the Alaska-Yukon border, one of the most unusual dividing lines in the world. Dermot Cole

News & Politics

A male Steller sea lion pup born at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward earlier this month will be invaluable to a research project study on the nutritional needs of female sea lions, the center's president and CEO Tara Riemer said Monday.
Laurel Andrews

Arctic

Study: Wildfires could threaten Arctic caribou herd's winter habitat

The Porcupine Caribou Herd could face difficulty in coming years if a trend of increased wildfires in northern Alaska and Canada continue to threaten the animals' wintertime food source of lichen, according to a new study.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World