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LETTERS: Readers weigh in on a variety of current issues from oil taxes and immigration to feral cats.Alaska Dispatch News
Seafood lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. The state has increased the number of Alaska fish species that are safe to eat every day, even by pregnant women and small children, based on expanded research.Kyle Hopkins

Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.

Loren Holmes

One of Alaska's oldest and most respected big-game guides, Hendricks was a victim, in large part, of letting other guides use his exclusive hunting area in the Brooks Range. But as he admits, he wasn't totally innocent either.

Craig Medred,Tara Young
One of Alaska's oldest and most respected big-game guides, Joe Hendricks was a victim, in large part, of letting other guides use his exclusive hunting area in the Brooks Range. But as he admits, he wasn't totally innocent either.Craig Medred
Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.Alli Harvey
The Alaska Democratic Party is getting a substantial cash infusion from a group in Washington, D.C., that’s dedicated to preserving the national Democrats’ fragile majority in the U.S. Senate.Nathaniel Herz
As Alaskans are set to vote on either accepting a new oil tax structure or returning to the structure established under her administration, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cautioned against inviting "crony capitalism" back into the state during an interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday.Laurel Andrews
OPINION: It's time we realized that prohibition of substances people want to use badly enough simply doesn’t work. It was a failed policy with alcohol in the 1920s and it’s a failed policy now with marijuana.Elise Patkotak
 Prosecutors said David Alan Gonzales was caught with a package containing 52 grams of pure meth. Gonzales, whose rap sheet includes similar convictions in California, faces life in prison and a $20 million fine. Jerzy Shedlock
A Fairbanks judge on Tuesday sentenced Peter Tony, a former foster parent in the Southwest Alaska community of Bethel who five months ago pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, to 66 years in prison -- effectively a life sentence for the 70-year-old.Michelle Theriault Boots
A 14-year-old Brevig Mission boy charged with killing seven musk oxen near his Western Alaska village in 2012 has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors, agreeing to a $3,000 fine and forfeiture of the family’s four-wheeler and firearms used in the killings. Tegan Hanlon
OPINION: In my professional experience, the passage of SB 21 has triggered more capital investment in Alaska's North Slope, and that's key to continued prosperity.Jonathan Katchen
OPINION: Because Alaska is having a good-faith disagreement as to how best to proceed with resource development, voters should repeal and force lawmakers to draft a better bill.Robin Brena
OPINION: No matter the topic, it's more important to find the right answers than win the debates.Mike Dingman
The country is a leader when it comes to renewable energy and carbon-dioxide reductions, but it lags EU counterparts in some other environmental areas.Radio Sweden
The choice of the former Coast Guard commandant is one of many signals that U.S. Arctic policy emphasizes marine issues. Heather Exner-Pirot
Chugiak and West earned American Legion wins over the weekend. Alaska Dispatch News
The Nunaka Valley girls softball team, ages 11-12, put up the most runs they have scored in a game at the Little League Softball West Regional in California on Tuesday, but its 12-6 loss to Lewiston, Idaho, eliminated it from the playoff picture.Alaska Dispatch News
Two federal appeal courts on Tuesday reached opposite conclusions regarding the government's ability to subsidize health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. At stake is the cost of 4.6 million health care plans nationwide, including the plans of more than 11,000 Alaskans who qualified for subsidies.Laurel Andrews