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A tentative agreement between the natural gas utility and the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters would avert a threatened strike, although it still needs to be approved by union members.
Sean Doogan
Former customers of an Anchorage motor home rental company are backing the Better Business Bureau in a battle over vacations gone bad. Some question whether you get what you pay for.
Craig Medred
The campaign of Dan Sullivan, the front-runner in the Aug. 19 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, released a pair of mailers this week attacking GOP rival Mead Treadwell in what experts say is a sign the race is tightening after a barrage of attacks on Sullivan from Democratic groups.
Nathaniel Herz
Anchorage taxi drivers on Monday began charging a drop rate of $2.75, up from $2. The per-mile rate remains unchanged at $2.50.
Alaska Dispatch News
The trustees of the Bill Stroecker Foundation have resolved their differences over settling the estate of the late Fairbanks banker, clearing the way for one of the largest Alaska foundations to distribute more than $1 million annually to community groups.
Dermot Cole
More than 300 people participated in The Alaska Club's "Yoga in the Park" weekly event at the Delaney Park Strip on a sunny and warm Wednesday evening.
Bill Roth
Trapping in Katmai National Park and Preserve is never legal for any reason -- not even as predatory control. So, how brown bear sow 854, better known to her fans as "Divot," ended up with a snare wrapped around her neck and piercing her flesh remains a mystery.WildlifeMegan Edge
Goofy YouTube videos, Forrest Gump references and running in a suit might seem unconventional, but they're just the start of Forrest Dunbar's campaign for Congress.PoliticsSuzanna Caldwell
Have you noticed the mornings? They are cooler and the lawn is wet with dew -- harbingers of autumn. It may be getting closer, but it is not here yet. We are still very much in the swing of summer gardening chores.GardeningJeff Lowenfels

Voices

Patkotak ignores facts, smears Christians helping migrant kids

OPINION: In her rush to decry Christians as hypocrites and bigots, Ms. Patkotak engages in hypocrisy and bigotry herself, insulting the very people who are doing the most good in this situation.Egan Millard

Sports

South Post #4 shutout Dimond Post #20 6-0 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Bill Roth

Adventure

Hatchery stocking triggers better silver salmon fishing at Bird Creek

This summer marks the first time that Bird, Ship and Campbell creek anglers of Southcentral Alaska will land silver salmon raised inside the $98 million William Jack Hernandez Hatchery, a 141,000 square-foot facility in Anchorage that opened in June of 2011. Some 110,000 coho smolts were released into Bird Creek last July. Kevin Klott

Culture

At Moosehide, one tribe reunites across border to reclaim traditions

Few Alaskans know about Moosehide. But the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in are keenly aware of their place, a few miles east of the line between the U.S. and Canada. They have friends and relatives on the other side of that line -- Alaskans who played a crucial role in helping them resurrect their traditions and culture.Mike Dunham

News & Politics

Trustees settle dispute, clearing way for $23 million Fairbanks foundation

The trustees of the Bill Stroecker Foundation have resolved their differences over settling the estate of the late Fairbanks banker, clearing the way for one of the largest Alaska foundations to distribute more than $1 million annually to community groups.Dermot Cole

Arctic

Shell, Native corporations unveil joint venture in Chukchi Sea leases

Energy giant Shell announced a deal to share leases and exploration expenses with Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and six North Slope Inupiat village corporations.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World