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Coast Guard boats, aircraft and personnel from Alaska assisted in the recovery of a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel that was disabled off the northern British Columbia coast.

Jerzy Shedlock
Stephanie Pearson and Courtney Lamb finally married Monday after a week of legal ping-pong as the state fought a judge’s order ending Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.Suzanna Caldwell
Some Nunavut leaders are pushing for a ban on selling caribou meat on social media as herds in the region decline, reports CBC.Alaska Dispatch News
Before you label an employee a hypochondriac, take a moment to consider what rights she has to ensure her concerns are addressed appropriately.Lynne Curry
The National Weather Service said 0.6 inches fell at its Sand Lake facility Sunday night, topped by an additional 1.5 inches after midnight.Alaska Dispatch News

Courtney Lamb and Stephanie Pearson wed in an impromptu ceremony outside of the Midtown Anchorage Frontier Building Monday, a mere half-hour after picking up their marriage license from the Bureau of Vital Statistics. They were among the five couples who challenged Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban in May, arguing that the amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman denied them equal protection and due process rights.

Suzanna Caldwell
Girdwood has not had a cemetery for decades, but a dedicated band of residents is fighting to get a new one built despite a complex set of legal, financial and environmental obstacles. Devin Kelly
The TERRA -- Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska -- project is an ongoing, multiyear endeavor to put better Internet, phone and television service in the hands of rural Alaskans, who have relied on spotty satellite connections until now. Jillian Rogers
Longtime Alaska politician Mark Begich is in the fight of his life to hold onto his U.S. Senate seat. Can he pull off a win against Dan Sullivan, the former state commissioner and attorney general who has never held elected office?Nathaniel Herz
Australian independent Linc Energy has completed early engineering for a potential development at the Umiat field and is moving toward commercialization of its Cook Inlet gas supplies.Eric Lidji