In the latest revision of it's Arctic drilling plan, Shell envisions two rigs drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's Northwest coast and operating as each other's required backup. The revised plan doesn't necessarily mean the company will drill in 2015, but it keeps that possibility open.Yereth Rosen
The building will have 170 rooms for patients and families traveling to the Alaska Native Medical Center from outside Anchorage. If that increases participation in the tribal health care system, as officials hope, it will drive down state Medicaid costs.Tegan Hanlon
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
The software is designed to improve the processing of financial data and handle tasks like accounting, budgeting and benefits administration. The budget for the project is now more than $31 million. Devin Kelly
A federal indictment alleges that for two years one of the men, an employee of the Las Vegas airport, used his credentials to bring the drugs into the airport without going through security.Jerzy Shedlock
When the union members rejected a three-year contract agreed to by its negotiating team, it raised the threat of a strike, but Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer said they'll now be able to continue to use the expired contract while negotiating a new one. Pat Forgey
The US gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to revised figures released Thursday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. While the GDP growth was slightly higher than expected, experts say weak spots in the economy linger.