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The Salcha River threatens to wash away the home that longtime Fairbanksan John Sauer has spent 16 years building in a remote area 34 miles upriver from the Richardson Highway. He is open to suggestions on how to save the structure.

Dermot Cole
While the state has agreed to pay up to $585,000 for preliminary engineering and design to expand a water utility near a shuttered North Pole refinery, it remains locked in a three-way court fight with the past and present refinery owners over spilled sulfolane. Dermot Cole
The Assembly compromised on language dealing with Mosquito Lake, a 14-acre Class A wetland that lies near the path of the long-talked-about link between Elmore Road and Bragaw Street in East Anchorage. Tegan Hanlon
High above Juneau's populous Mendenhall Valley, Suicide Basin is filling with rainwater, snowmelt and ice but is being held back by a dam of the Mendenhall Glacier. The water may soon surge toward town.Pat Forgey
Alaska’s humpback whales came a step closer to moving off the endangered species list Wednesday when an arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a positive initial finding on the merits of the state’s petition to delist a population of the marine mammals.Yereth Rosen
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 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.Yereth Rosen
A long-standing rule that aims to quash oil spills in Canada's Arctic -- and which is being eyed by U.S. officials as a potential model to follow -- is being challenged by oil companies exploring the area.Yereth Rosen
The man, who has not been identified, said he was walking with his unleashed dogs off of Hiland Road. The dogs wandered off and when they ran back, they were trailed by a brown bear sow. Tegan Hanlon

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