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The last of three federal defendants who pleaded guilty this year to Clean Air Act violations  at a Dutch Harbor seafood plant -- including failing to operate emissions control systems and lying on government-required reports -- was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation.

Jerzy Shedlock
More Fairbanks homeowners are losing their homes to foreclosure, and the high price of keeping them warm may be a factor, according to long-time observers of the market.Associated Press
Opposition to a number of sales tax proposals in the Alaska community of Nome was widespread at Monday's city council meeting, with a proposal that would remove a sales tax exemption for churches and nonprofits dying on the table.Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
A 40-acre chunk of hayfield near the Palmer fairgrounds once eyed for an industrial training center is now protected by a conservation easement that preserves the land for farming. Zaz Hollander
 Bethel’s tiny 6-year-old public bus system is in danger of shutting down just as it is about to really get going. This month, the City Council learned the Bethel tribe will no longer match funds, leaving the city is scrambling to come up with the money.Lisa Demer
A set of recommendations from Anchorage Economic Development Corp.'s Live. Work. Play. group will come amid a flurry of activity aimed at finding ways to spur stagnant housing growth in the Anchorage Bowl. Devin Kelly
Alyeska won't be opening on Thanksgiving Day as planned. Little snowfall and warm temperatures have kept the base of the mountain bare and dangerous for those hoping to hit the slopes. Megan Edge

Alyeska Resort announced on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it won't be open for skiing and boarding this Thanksgiving Day weekend because of a lack of snow.   

Megan Edge
Sixty-four years after it was discovered in the Arctic, a giant, prehistoric marine reptile has finally been positively identified. The University of Alaska scientist who led the research team says the particularly exciting thing about the find is the presence of the animal's "last meal" still inside the skeleton.Mike Dunham
Fairbanks Natural Gas wants to sell its liquefied natural gas plant in Point MacKenzie to Hilcorp and sign a 10-year deal under which it would buy natural gas from Hilcorp for $15 per thousand cubic feet.Dermot Cole

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