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As unrest continues in the St. Louis area over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this month, attention has increasingly shifted to the heavily armed and armored police response. But when it comes to the militarization of police, where does Alaska stand?
Jerzy Shedlock
While the Pentagon begins to pick up the pieces from a rocket explosion Monday, the failure to launch also raises new questions about the future of the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp.
Dermot Cole
State ferry unions are working without contracts as the Parnell administration tries to push down what it says are generous wages in the Alaska Marine Highway System. Tuesday, one ferry union's members approved a tentative contract, another was talking strike and a third was still in negotiations.
Pat Forgey
A team of archeologists working in Canada recovered what they believe to be Labrador's first snowmachine, a nearly 100-year-old Ford Model T modified to run on skis.
Alaska Dispatch News
A man banished from the Interior Alaska village of Tanana in the wake of the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court arguing for his right to return.
Jerzy Shedlock
Knee boots and good rain gear are a must in this wet season. Water and ducks go hand in hand. The east end of the Denali Highway at Tangle Lakes has big local flocks of pintails and widgeons.OutdoorsJohn Schandelmeier
Gov. Sean Parnell is on the verge of vetoing or approving one of the final measures left over from the 2014 Legislature -- it would provide that thousands of court records every year would become confidential if charges are dismissed or a jury acquits.  Crime & JusticeDermot Cole
Magic was the good dog who lived in the shadow of litter mate Arlo, a phenomenal black Labrador who shone so bright that his brother sometimes got lost in the glow. But Magic had his magic moment. VoicesCraig Medred
Aaron Moses, 31, was charged Friday with assault and criminal mischief following an altercation with two Bethel police officers in which Moses was shot. Court documents said Moses later told investigators that he wanted the officers to shoot him in the head.Crime & JusticeLaurel Andrews


West runners score sweep at Steel Bucket relays

Dimond's Chandler Lokanin and West's Fiona Fick ran the fastest individual legs Tuesday in the annual Steel Bucket Relay at Kincaid Park.Alaska Dispatch News


With a captive audience, Denali bus drivers can make visits magnificent or miserable

Dick Merrill has been driving park buses for 28 years. After decades of repetition, his voice, his mannerisms and even the way he waves his hands have been honed to the sharpness of a sideshow barker. Indeed, stepping into Merrill’s bus is a lot like going to a carnival.Rick Sinnott


From homeless teen mom to doctor: Anchorage woman overcomes obstacles

April DeLira was homeless, off and on, from the age of 11. At 15, she gave birth to a son and dropped out of high school. But two decades later, she's a resident physician at a Memphis hospital and hopes to one day give back in the way others gave to her.Megan Edge

News & Politics

Man accidentally shoots himself at Alaska State Fair

A 37-year-old man who apparently brought a gun into the Alaska State Fair in violation of fair rules was medevacked from the fairgrounds late Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself while getting into his car in the parking lot, according to the Palmer public safety officials. Tegan Hanlon


Proposed road to Ambler mining district faces fresh opposition along route

As the state continues its outreach to Interior communities near the proposed route of an industrial road to a controversial mining district in Ambler, some have voiced opposition and now one has declared its land off limits.Zachariah Hughes | KNOM