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A Rhode Island firm that now owns the housing on Eielson Air Force Base filed suit in federal court Tuesday, saying it is illegal for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to levy $1.855 million in property taxes.Dermot Cole
Moods went up and down among supporters and critics alike Tuesday night, but as the night ended, "no" votes led by a narrow margin in the vote on Ballot Measure 1, the oil-tax referendum that sought to repeal the tax structure known as SB 21.Richard Mauer
Alaskans will issue a final decision Tuesday on a controversial new oil tax regime, and pick a Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.Nathaniel Herz,Alex DeMarban,Richard Mauer
Although federal regulators are closer than ever to imposing the first minimum standards for oil and gas activity in Alaska's Arctic waters, those  mandates are not likely to be in place before next summer, when Shell might resume drilling in the region after a three-year hiatus.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Houston Chronicle
Michael and Paula Williams want to share the story of Mat-Su peonies with the world, and that calling has earned the couple the title of 2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family.Zaz Hollander
I need to decide who to hire or promote to be sales manager. The logical choice is our highest-producing sales agent and a true go-getter. She’s also high maintenance and cutthroat, and she pushes every envelope.Lynne Curry
People Mover officials said revenue from advertising is above projections, up roughly $25,000 over this time last year, in large part thanks to political advertising.Devin Kelly

More than 10 years after the project began, a stalled makeover for the Port of Anchorage is expected to move forward -- thought it's not clear exactly what that will look like.

Tegan Hanlon
More than 10 years after the project began, a stalled makeover for the Port of Anchorage is expected to move forward -- though it's not clear exactly what that will look like.Tegan Hanlon
What started as a "Saturday boys' club" in Barrow has become a profitable business on the Kenai Peninsula, where the climate and shipping costs are both friendlier to woodworkers.Megan Edge

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