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The attorney representing former hospital security guard and state forensic scientist John Giacalone says his client was arrested despite the fact that police knew the accuser’s story lacked credibility.
Jerzy Shedlock
Progress is being made by the International Maritime Organization on a “Polar Code” that will establish new safety and environment-protecting rules for vessel operations in the circumpolar Arctic.
Alaska Dispatch News
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is demanding that Democratic incumbent Mark Begich remove a hard-hitting TV ad that Sullivan calls “shameful and deceitful.” 
Alex DeMarban
Targeting what he believes is corruption in the Alaska Legislature, political activist Ray Metcalfe has filed an application with the Elections Division to launch a new citizen initiative aimed at stopping lawmakers from voting on bills that help their donors, their employers and others.   
Alex DeMarban
A federal court Friday took away a big victory it had earlier handed to Southeast Alaska's logging and other industries active in Tongass National Forest.
Pat Forgey
At nearly 118 pounds, it wasn’t enough to unseat the world record of 138.25 pounds set in 2012, but the washing-machine-size vegetable grown by Steve Hubacek of Wasilla topped this year’s closest competitor by 4 pounds.CultureMike Dunham
OPINION: Millennials must resist the temptation to drop out of the political system, because we must fight for the things we care about.CommentaryForrest Dunbar
OPINION: Alaska State Troopers report they cannot say who they believe perished in the Tonsina Creek drainage near Seward because of Department of Public Safety policies. Consequently, the man's name may never be known.CommentaryCraig Medred
New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity. Then, about 700 years ago, they vanished.ArcticJoel Achenbach

Sports

West holds off Service for 23-20 Cook Inlet football win

On a night when the defense delivered most of West's big plays, an offensive play made up on the spot inside the last two minutes propelled the Eagles to a 23-20 Cook Inlet Conference football win over Service.Doyle Woody

Culture

No hecklers in this crowd -- maybe because the entertainers are flannel-wearing, blue-collar types whose props are sharp, dangerous objects handled with extraordinary expertise. 
Erik Hill

News & Politics

AK Beat: Worried about grizzly population, feds stop hunt in Kenai refuge

About 70 bears were killed by hunters on the Kenai Peninsula last year and another 51 in a spring hunt this year.  Closing refuge lands will sharply cut the area in which people can hunt this fall. Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Genes show mysterious ‘paleoEskimos’ survived 4,000 years until sudden demise

New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity. Then, about 700 years ago, they vanished.Joel Achenbach

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