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Scientists watch as the Mendenhall Glacier, a popular visitor stop in Southeast Alaska, continues to retreat. What will happen to tourism when it disappears from view?

Pat Forgey
Dozens of BP employees face uncertainty tied to the oil giant’s pending sale of a portion of its North Slope assets to Hilcorp, though the large majority of workers affected by the deal have been offered jobs by the small independent producer that has made aggressive moves in Alaska.Alex DeMarban
The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is hurting, and what it needs to get better is for Alaskans to pay more for their mortgages.Pat Forgey
Refiners Tesoro and Petro Star find themselves disagreeing about how the "Quality Bank" formula -- in which refineries pay a penalty for taking out the high-value portions of oil from TAPS -- affects their economic fortunes in Alaska. Dermot Cole
As Alaska tops a national list of the states with the most volatile revenues, some legislators reintroduce the oft-discussed but never executed idea of a long-range fiscal plan for the state.Pat Forgey
Cook Inlet Region Inc., the regional Alaska Native corporation, asked a Texas bankruptcy court judge to let two cases -- one over a lease sale, the other involving allegations of illegal draining -- be resolved before Buccaneer Energy Ltd. completes bankruptcy proceedings begun earlier this year.Eric Lidji,Petroleum News
The state board charged with regulating the alcohol business in Alaska doesn’t belong under a state agency that promotes business, the head of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority told the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Tuesday.Dermot Cole
Under pressure from recreational fishing groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service has admitted that what it painted as a domestic picture of commercial fisheries was in fact a global one. The agency refused to release a new report but has altered its online report to make it possible to calculate the value for all the seafood sold commercially in this country.Craig Medred
A month before Buccaneer Energy filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws May 31, its biggest lender entered a “sham transaction” to circumvent Australian law, according to a court filing in Texas.Dermot Cole
Residential customers stand to receive refunds of about $3.60 due to a rate increase that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska said was too high, while commercial customers could see refunds of about $194.Sean Doogan

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