The Beluga River and North Cook Inlet fields account for nearly all of ConocoPhillips’ natural gas production in Alaska, but output has been declining for years and the company says they are no longer a central part of its Alaska operations.


Jeannette Lee Falsey
A reader who's a contract flight attendant for a charter airline reports that since her best friend divorced the airline's chief pilot, he's had it out for her. What can she do to counter his bullying behavior? Lynne Curry
The mint-colored shack near Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage has reopened this summer as a snack-selling offspring of the Busy Beans coffee shop tucked in Government Hill.Tegan Hanlon
Margaret Pohjola is a shareholder in the Bethel-based Native corporation, and has worked as an accountant for Cook Inlet Tribal Council, NANA and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Next summer in Juneau, the first seagoing electric-powered passenger vessel is due to launch. The E/V Tongass Rain is a 50-foot catamaran that can accommodate 47 passengers, powered by a hydroelectric power grid that includes a bank of lithium batteries. Laine Welch
Authorities moved protesters from a bridge and from the Willamette River on Thursday after they temporarily prevented a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil-drilling operation.Hal Bernton, Evan Bush | The Seattle Times
Looking further into the future, Shell is betting on offshore oil fields in Alaska, which chief executive Ben van Beurden described as having the potential to produce more energy than the biggest projects in the Gulf of Mexico.Danica Kirka | Associated Press
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday to keep roads out of roadless areas of Tongass National Forest, over the objections of the state and timber industry. Pat Forgey
The voluntary guidelines issued Wednesday aim to protect harbor seals resting on floating ice in Alaska's much-visited glacial fjords.Yereth Rosen
The CEO of Matanuska Telephone Association is leaving that position after 40 years with the telecommunications cooperative and about 15 years at its helm.  Zaz Hollander