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It seems just a little ironic that when a few special dignitaries arrive in Alaska to talk about climate change that cold temperatures have descended.Steve Edwards
The simple fact is that siphoning billions from savings every year without a transition plan is a recipe for economic chaos. It endangers the state’s bond rating, weakens investors' confidence and limits options for Alaska’s future.Dermot Cole
The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a Lazy Mountain hay farmer to stop paying local road taxes for roads he doesn’t use.Zaz Hollander
Many ask “why do organizations allow bullies and other managers to treat employees miserably?” The answer: Research documents that a bullying management style can yield short-term gains even if it does churn and burn employees. Those of us who doubt it need only to look at our favorite retailer.Lynne Curry
Alaska Dispatch News readers offer suggestions to help the president better understand Alaska and Alaskans, and to drill down on what they'd like him to learn while he's here.Alaska Dispatch News
Facing continuing low oil prices, ConocoPhillips said Tuesday it will cut 10 percent of its worldwide workforce, with many of the cuts coming from the company's North American operations.   Sean Doogan
The addition of the two blueliners brings to 11 the number of palyers the Aces have announced as secured for the upcoming hockey season.Doyle Woody
A man suspected of using drugs inside a vehicle in downtown Anchorage and nearly hitting police officers while fleeing before stealing a pickup at gunpoint is being sought by Anchorage police.Megan Edge
The National Weather Service has issued a weather warning for freezing temperatures early Wednesday in Anchorage and other Southcentral Alaska communities.Megan Edge
President Obama's visit to Alaska continues. Follow here for live updates through the day.Alaska Dispatch News
President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Full transcript of President Barack Obama's address to Alaska Native leaders at a roundtable during the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
LETTERS: Alaskans tell President Obama what he should know about this land and its people right up front in order to make the most of his visit, and what he should learn while he's here.Alaska Dispatch News
Organizers of the “Rising Together” event played a prerecorded video of Obama, with the president apologizing that he couldn’t be there in person.  Devin Kelly
Full transcript of President Barack Obama's speech from the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
Outside the security cordons, the president’s arrival drew a full array of protesters, opportunists, celebrants and the merely curious, all angling for a chance to be part of the moment. Michelle Theriault Boots
People gathered on the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage Monday to either sound off on or celebrate President Obama's visit to Alaska.Suzanna Caldwell
Small-plane flight restrictions that ushered in President Barack Obama’s Alaska visit didn't live up to concerns about interrupted hunting and flightseeing trips.Zaz Hollander
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska's northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean.Associated Press
Arctic coastal communities that are primarily indigenous and facing forced relocation because of the effects of climate change face not only environmental threats but also bureaucratic hurdles.Kamala Kelkar