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The company's CEO says all oil drilling will be done from an existing onshore well pad using extended reach drilling techniques. There's a possibility the company may pursue natural gas development in the Cosmopolitan prospect as well.

Alan Bailey
Furie Operating Alaska’s Kitchen Lights gas production platform has arrived by barge in Kachemak Bay on the east side of Cook Inlet. But the platform will not be installed on location in the company’s Kitchen Lights unit until 2015.Alan Bailey
The national wireless giant's arrival couldn't come at a worse time for Alaska Communications, which is still recovering financially from a July earthquake that severed one of its undersea fiber optic cables and which will now also lose the roaming fees it used to collect from Verizon mobile customers using its network.Pat Forgey
Guy Merculief was not the first member of his family to be run down on the streets of Anchorage by a stranger -- two of his nieces were also struck by vehicles, one fatally, in Alaska's largest city.Michelle Theriault Boots
A new building for Valley Pathways, the alternative school near Palmer, marks the end of 14 years in portable classrooms that helped forge the small school's unorthodox identity. Zaz Hollander
A sophisticated earthquake detector being installed in the Interior Alaska community of Minto is part of a plan to carpet the state with such instruments every 50 miles, from the Alaska Peninsula to Barrow.Ned Rozell
 If you want a quick litmus test on contemporary attitudes toward pregnant women and their mental capacity, just search the Twitter hashtag #mommybrain. The only problem is, there’s not much science behind #mommybrain. Kathleen Mccoy
Marked by dueling issues of property rights and public access, a plan for access to Chugach State Park has sparked a wide range of diverging viewpoints in the Municipality of Anchorage. At its heart are fundamental questions about who can have access and who will ultimately pay. Devin Kelly
At an Assembly work session Friday afternoon, Kate Giard unveiled preliminary recommendations for the municipality's SAP project and warned that "fear" of the $31.6 million project inside Anchorage City Hall could undermine its success.Devin Kelly
Sergie Chukwak, 47, was charged with forcibly resisting arrest and criminal mischief after he was arrested at Dillingham's Sea Inn Bar last week, said Dillingham police. Chukwak resigned his position on the Bristol Bay Native Corporation board of directors in 2012 when facing sex assault charges.Dave Bendinger