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An apparently surprise discovery of natural gas on the Kenai Peninsula has sparked a dispute: What to do with tens of millions of dollars in potential profit? Alex DeMarban
Calista Corp., the Alaska Native regional corporation for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, announced Tuesday that it will be issuing its biggest-ever dividend, a total of just over $5 million to 12,900 shareholders. A typical shareholder with 100 shares will receive $380, the corporation said.Lisa Demer
A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday. Yereth Rosen
A career geologist accused in an Alaska environmental crimes case involving the dormant Platinum Creek Mine is cooperating with authorities and will plead guilty Wednesday to three federal charges.Lisa Demer
Alaska is continuing to clamp down on the use of drones to aid in hunting and fishing. The Board of Fisheries on Sunday moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.Craig Medred
Doyon Ltd. is defending itself against criticism that it helped the much bigger Dish Network claim more than $3 billion in federal credits through a regulatory loophole involving a company jointly formed by the two entities.Associated Press
Record crowds turned out to taste and vote on the latest seafood products debuted last Saturday at the 22nd annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood. Laine Welch
Some of the odds may be stacked against victims who report workplace sexual harassment. But employees have the right to a harassment-free work place, and employers who retaliate against victims for reporting can make things very painful -- for themselves.Lynne Curry

A new office tower going up in Midtown Anchorage is making the most of its location -- right by the Chester Creek greenbelt.

Sean Doogan
The building, taking shape at 725 E. Fireweed Lane, will employ high-tech windows that dim automatically to cut glare and reduce summer solar heating, computer-controlled LED interior lights, a Space Age gel for insulation and light diffuser panels made with microscopic chips of silicon. Sean Doogan
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