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With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.Alex DeMarban
Alaska State Troopers say a brief pursuit just outside Wasilla ended Thursday afternoon when the driver of a stolen car was killed in a single-vehicle rollover. Zaz Hollander
Wasilla police have identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Bonty early Monday as a two-year veteran of the department. Zaz Hollander
Reggie Drummond, who had only assumed the post as administrator of the Legislature's Select Committee on Legislative Ethics in June, said the position wasn't a good fit.Pat Forgey
The new gleaming spires reaching skyward near the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks remind some of ice crystals, while others say the shapes are reminiscent of quartz crystals or the imagined architecture of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.Dermot Cole
Alaska Communications Systems is “endangering the health and safety” of thousands of Fairbanks residents by failing to provide updated phone numbers for the city's 911 system, the Fairbanks North Star Borough alleges in a lawsuit.Dermot Cole
 So far this month, 2.88 inches of rain has fallen in Anchorage, at this point far short of the record 7.35 inches for the entire month of September, set in 2004. Alaska Dispatch News
A 30-foot fishing vessel exploded and caught fire in Valdez small-boat harbor Wednesday evening, leaving a man with burns on his face and hands. He was released from the local  hospital and returned to the harbor before the damaged boat was removed from the water. Alaska Dispatch News
Two leading Alaska Native tribal organizations on Wednesday petitioned the federal government to dramatically lower the cap on the number of king salmon that Bering Sea commercial fishermen can harvest as bycatch in order to protect the fish.Lisa Demer
There are no commitments in the new LNG agreement between Japan and Alaska -- very similar to another document signed in 2013 -- but both parties assert that signing memos to cooperate is mutually beneficial and they need to keep talking.Dermot Cole