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An Alaska Dispatch News analysis estimates the 2014 Permanent Fund dividend could be one of the highest ever paid out but will likely fall short of the record of $2,069 set in 2008.

Alex DeMarban,Sean Doogan
Coronado Park Senior Village is being touted as an energy-efficient independent-living option for seniors near the heart of Eagle River. Devin Kelly
On Aug. 19, Alaska voters will decide a critical question: How to tax oil production? Here's a look at some of the basics of what we're voting on and what it means. Alex DeMarban
Dr. Kitty Cardwell, a national program leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research program, has been on a trip through several parts of the state getting a feel for the business climate and touting the unique federal program.Dave Bendinger
The report, which comes as something of a response to an earlier study that reflected favorably on the current oil-tax regime, acknowledges problems with both SB 21 and its predecessor, ACES.Alex DeMarban
When voters make the choice on primary day, Aug. 19, between ACES or MAPA, will they have facts to help them decide? Or will they be voting their feelings about the oil industry, love it or hate it, trust it or suspect it? Richard Mauer
At its annual 3-Year Outlook Luncheon, the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. said city residents are happy with the state of their economic future, despite a couple of points of concern within the city's growth.Sean Doogan
A group of gold miners angry over a perceived slight by city officials turned out in force at the Nome City Council meeting Monday to voice their dissatisfaction over a letter written by Nome's city manager to Joe Balash, the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources.Zachariah Hughes | KNOM
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

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