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As the state’s work on the Susitna River mega-dam continues, a new private proposal has surfaced for a smaller dam on the nearby Talkeetna River, loved for its salmon and rapids.Zaz Hollander
If Alaska lawmakers want to know the inner details of the gas pipeline and what the state and oil companies are doing, they will be asked to take a pledge to keep it confidential.Dermot Cole
An oil tanker left Valdez on Friday with a crude oil shipment bound not for the U.S. West Coast but for South Korea, the first export shipment of Alaska oil in a decade.Dermot Cole
After more than a week of drifting through Southwest Alaska down the expansive Kuskokwim River, a crew of men from Stony River arrived in Bethel Saturday afternoon with plans to cut up and sell the very raft they'd floated downriver on.Lisa Demer
Alaska’s conservative management, combined with the grace of Mother Nature, is swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries.Laine Welch
A reader whose manager looked through a personal iPad wants to sue for computer trespass. But Lynne Curry says if  employers can show a business justification for such a search, they may use that to successfully defend themselves.Lynne Curry
The founder of a local Alaska business advocacy group believes that there are some complex matters -- like the recent failed oil-tax referendum -- that voters are unsuited to be deciding at the ballot box.Alex DeMarban
When schools and community groups work together, great things can happen. In Anchorage, businesses have provided data experts to help a dedicated group of nonprofits evaluate student performance and identify weak spots in the K-12 student learning pipeline.Andrew Halcro
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. will keep investing in hedge funds, even following the news that California's massive public pension fund would stop investing in the low-risk, low-return funds.Pat Forgey
Enrollment at University of Alaska campuses continued to decline this fall, extending a pattern traced in part by university officials to better job opportunities, the cost of living and a drop in the number of public high school graduates in Alaska.Dermot Cole

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