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Wireless and Internet services in Southeast Alaska were snarled Friday after an early-morning earthquake apparently cut a crucial seabed data cable.
Pat Forgey
Alaska's bearded seals, animals with distinctive whiskers and a penchant for floating alone on pieces of drifting Arctic sea ice, were improperly granted threatened-species status in 2012 by the federal government, a judge ruled Friday 
Yereth Rosen
A complaint filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Thursday by the campaign backing a ballot measure to legalize marijuana alleges that statements made by an anti-legalization group spokesperson either misled the public or highlighted a violation of state campaign disclosure laws.
Laurel Andrews
After a trial that set a precedent for sexual assault victims and witnesses who want to protect their privacy, David Standifer was sentenced Friday in Anchorage Superior Court to 61 years and two days in prison for raping a woman near Ship Creek in 2010.
Jerzy Shedlock
Harvest Restaurant, a temporary pop-up restaurant in downtown Anchorage, shut down abruptly Wednesday after it was revealed that the eatery lacked proper permitting.Food & DrinkSuzanna Caldwell
OPINION: Wally Hickel Jr. argues that the oil tax regime in SB 21 spurs more development in Alaska -- a goal his father kept front and center.CommentaryWally Hickel Jr.
A well blowout, pipeline breach or vessel accident in the Canadian Beaufort Sea could spew spilled oil westward for months, polluting waters off Alaska and soiling habitat used by whales, seals and migrating seabirds, according to a study released Friday by the World Wildlife Fund.ArcticYereth Rosen
Anchorage's most renowned metal band will celebrate its upcoming album, "Time and Trauma," by headlining its first Mat-Su concert, "Big Lake Open Air," a music festival and watersports event.CultureRachel Kenshalo

Culture

Racing to yesteryear: Palmer man makes motorcycle-building his art

A taste for adventure got a Palmer insurance agent into building "cafe racer" motorcycles. Now Erik Christensen's one-of-a-kind road rockets have won him admiration in that national and international bike community.   Mike Dunham

News & Politics

Governor's appointments to oil tax review panel lack critics of cuts

Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday named the public members of a board created to review the state’s oil and gas tax regime, and all have ties to industry, including two who used to work for Veco, the defunct oil-field contractor at the center of the 2006 corruption scandal tied to oil taxes. Richard Mauer

Arctic

Judge rules Beringia bearded seals improperly listed as threatened

Alaska's bearded seals, animals with distinctive whiskers and a penchant for floating alone on pieces of drifting Arctic sea ice, were improperly granted threatened-species status in 2012 by the federal government, a judge ruled Friday Yereth Rosen

Nation/World