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Democratic Alaska Sen. Mark Begich on Thursday voted against a measure backed by President Barack Obama to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State, breaking with the Senate majority leader, other Alaska lawmakers in the nation's capital and his Republican opponent, Dan Sullivan.   
Tegan Hanlon
Alaska State Troopers say a brief pursuit just outside Wasilla ended Thursday afternoon when the driver of a stolen car was killed in a single-vehicle rollover. 
Zaz Hollander
Reggie Drummond, who had only assumed the post as administrator of the Legislature's Select Committee on Legislative Ethics in June, said the position wasn't a good fit.
Pat Forgey
A 30-foot fishing vessel exploded and caught fire in Valdez small-boat harbor Wednesday evening, leaving a man with burns on his face and hands. He was released from the local  hospital and returned to the harbor before the damaged boat was removed from the water. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Uber -- the company that lets you order and pay for a car ride via smartphone app -- began operating in Anchorage on Wednesday night over the objections of taxi companies and questions about whether it conforms to municipal code.BusinessSean Doogan
With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.EnergyAlex DeMarban
The new gleaming spires reaching skyward near the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks remind some of ice crystals, while others say the shapes are reminiscent of quartz crystals or the imagined architecture of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.FairbanksDermot Cole
Alaska Communications Systems is “endangering the health and safety” of thousands of Fairbanks residents by failing to provide updated phone numbers for the city's 911 system, the Fairbanks North Star Borough alleges in a lawsuit.FairbanksDermot Cole


Aces sign 2 forwards, one a well-traveled pro, the other a rookie

The reigning ECHL champion Alaska Aces on Thursday announced the signings of two forwards. Shane Heffernan is a well-traveled pro and Justin Breton is a rookie fresh out of Bentley University.Doyle Woody


Trying the triathlon: How to make the blood, sweat and tears pay off

There is no-one-size-fits-all triathlon in Alaska. The outdoor course that works for the Eagle River Triathlon in June won’t suit Fairbanks in March. Races are adapted to work with outdoor conditions, and there’s one race in Fort Greely that is 100 percent indoors. Homer’s Ski to Sea Triathlon in March ditches the swim altogether in favor of skis. Alli Harvey

News & Politics

Kenai man accused of sexually abusing multiple children over years

Kenai resident Michael Keith Ellis stands accused of raping or sexually abusing at multiple children from infancy until they were about 8 and 9 years old. Some of the victims were allegedly abused into their teen years.Jerzy Shedlock