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Congressman Don Young came to Wasilla High School to engage with students and ended up having to express his regret for any offense taken during a session that reportedly included obscenities, a parable about bull sex and what school officials described as "hurtful" comments about suicide. 
Zaz Hollander
Anchorage police are looking at whether to initiate new sexual assault investigations based on information recently obtained from the Alaska National Guard, Chief Mark Mew said Tuesday. 
Jill Burke
The Justice Department’s non-response to an information request about U.S. Rep. Don Young will cost the government $86,000 in legal fees, a Washington, D.C., judge ruled Tuesday.
Richard Mauer
The announcement comes a day after the Anchorage School District announced an indefinite ban on military recruiters and in the wake of allegations of sexual assaults, harassment and other misconduct in the Alaska Army National Guard.
Tegan Hanlon
Before House Bill 210 became effective Oct. 14, Alaska statutes were vague, allowing teachers and other staff members to use “reasonable and necessary” physical restraint in emergencies but offering no details on what was permitted and what was not. The law was silent on the practice of seclusion. EducationMichelle Theriault Boots
In 2008, about 400 coho salmon entered Anchorage's Chester Creek, while by this summer an estimated 2,000-plus salmon moved upstream, despite continuing problems with runoff, feces and other garbage in the urban waterway. OutdoorsCraig Medred
In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, one of the major-party candidates has a law degree from Georgetown and graduated from Harvard. The other didn’t graduate from college. Guess which one is running the wonkier, more policy-focused campaign?Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
OPINION: If state and federal officials want to help the abused members of Alaska National Guard, they need to put aside their own selfish desires and control issues and confess their own parts.CommentaryRick Cavens

Voices

Frank Murkowski's attack on legalization made of smoke and mirrors

OPINION: In denigrating Ballot Measure 2, Frank Murkowski did an about-face from his record of sticking up for a small government that didn’t interfere in the lives of its citizens.David Phifer

Sports

UAA women's basketball team bounced from new arena for season opener

The UAA women's basketball team will open its season at the old Wells Fargo Sports Complex next month because of conflicts at the new Alaska Airlines Center. Beth Bragg

News & Politics

New filing from U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan includes Koch contributions, primary debts

A new filing from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan details the sources of the $2.5 million his campaign raised in August and September, as well as a sprinkling of interesting payments made by Sullivan’s campaign as part of the $2.4 million it spent during that period.Nathaniel Herz

We Alaskans

Queens of the screen

A lot has changed in broadcast journalism since the mid-1980s. But in an industry known for turmoil, changing faces and a push toward younger journalists, Maria Downey and Jackie Purcell are approaching 30 years on the job at KTUU without a hint of slowing down. Sean Doogan

Nation/World

  • Jeffrey E. Fowle, one of three Americans imprisoned by North Korea, has been released and is on his way home after six months of captivity, the White House said Tuesday, easing though not ending a clash between the isolated Asian country and the United States.

  • The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, one of the most powerful and colorful figures in the energy industry, was killed when his business jet collided with a snowplow Monday night on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.