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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a decision by the end of next year on whether to give Endangered Species Act protections to wolves dwelling in the coastal rainforest of Southeast Alaska under a legal settlement filed in federal court on Monday.


Yereth Rosen
For the second time this month, Bethel police are investigating the death of a dog, apparently caused by abuse. This time, the victim was a 3-year-old yellow Lab mix.Lisa Demer
The Pacific Northwest will weather a global upswing in temperatures better than most of the rest of the nation, but Anchorage will do especially well, according to a report from the New York Times.Alaska Dispatch News
The Mat-Su Activity and Respite Center near Wasilla closed in June amid a state Medicaid investigation. The state last week charged the center and owner Laura Sasseen with felony falsifying business records and misdemeanor medical assistance fraud charges. Zaz Hollander
A federal judge directed Alaska election officials on Monday to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act by expanding their language outreach to Yup’ik- and Gwich’in-speaking villagers for the November election.Richard Mauer
The moss, so obscure it has no common name, has been found in only one other North American site -- in Canada’s Yukon Territory -- and is also known to grow in Greenland and Scandinavia.Yereth Rosen
The Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said there were too many questions surrounding FAA flightworthiness requirements for the C-23 Sherpas. The department had hoped to lease the aircraft to private companies in exchange for air time in other planes. Sean Doogan
Alaska House and Senate Judiciary Committee members met Monday in Anchorage to discuss “criminal justice reinvestment,” or how the lofty goals set in a crime omnibus bill passed during the legislative session are being addressed.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers say five people have been arrested after 106 preparations of morphine and codeine were stolen from a village health clinic in Shishmaref. Tegan Hanlon
Charlo Greene's profanity-punctuated on-air transformation from KTVA Channel 11 news reporter to marijuana legalization advocate went viral Monday on the Internet and raised questions about her previous reporting on Alaska's legalization ballot measure. Michelle Theriault Boots