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A reportedly suicidal man in an inflatable raft was pulled from the waters of Cook Inlet between Anchorage and Fire Island Tuesday evening, despite a series of convoluted communications between authorities that confused the rescue and led to misinformation about how it was conducted.
Ben Anderson
Recommendations on how to respond to the possibility oil spills in the U.S. Arctic won consensus from a diverse committee that spent 18 months drafting the report. 
Yereth Rosen
The government called the last of its witnesses Wednesday in the murder trial against James Michael Wells, which has been unfolding in Anchorage for nearly a month. Closing statements are expected Thursday.
Jerzy Shedlock
OPINION: There are so many things that can make us give up. Standing so close to the edge, sometimes it is easy to just jump. But pushing back, standing up, uniting in a cause that makes the world a better and safer place for future generations is so much more fulfilling.CommentaryXh'unei Lance Twitchell
Another brazen plan to “streamline” permitting across Alaska is cloaked in secrecy. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is repealing and rewriting every management plan that regulates development in state wildlife refuges, sanctuaries and critical habitat areas.VoicesRick Sinnott
Newly published research find that Greenland is losing its ice at an accelerated rate, and faster than previously predicted.ArcticIrene Quaile, Deutsche Welle

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Alaska Senate approves film tax credit extension, House approval pending

Alaska senators have approved an extension for the state's film tax credit program, pushing its end back to 2018. But for the new lease on life to take effect, the Alaska House of Representatives must approve the Senate's version.Pat Forgey

Voices

Fish and Game weakening land-use regulations for Alaska's wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, critical habitat areas

Another brazen plan to “streamline” permitting across Alaska is cloaked in secrecy. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is repealing and rewriting every management plan that regulates development in state wildlife refuges, sanctuaries and critical habitat areas.Rick Sinnott

Nation/World