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Clear, sunny skies will offer Alaskans a view of today's partial solar eclipse.
Alaska Dispatch News
A day after he told Wasilla High School students that suicide shows a lack of support from friends and family -- just days after a student there committed suicide -- Rep. Don Young was back in the Valley defending his statements, and adding a few more. 
Zaz Hollander
Acting on an out-of-state tip, the Alaska Department of Revenue says, it investigated the family starring in the reality television series "Alaskan Bush People" and found the family did not meet the "physical presence requirement" to receive Permanent Fund dividends.
Tegan Hanlon
A coalition of officials and nonprofit organizations is surveying the public on how Anchorage should tackle homelessness. 
Alaska Dispatch News
The endorsement came at a reception hosted by Palin on Tuesday night in which she told about 100 guests that she supports Walker and his running mate, Byron Mallott, because she trusts them to responsibly develop Alaska’s resources, said a release from the Walker-Mallott campaign. 
Alex DeMarban
A few branches of the Wainwright family tree will be performing in Anchorage on Sunday, with Loudon Wainwright set to perform with ex-wife Suzzy Roche and their daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche at the Discovery Theatre.MusicChris Bieri
The current production of Ibsen's masterpiece at Cyrano's features some overacting, some underacting and several on-target performances. CultureMike Dunham
OPINION: Young's comments don't help, but the deeper issue is our need to think differently about suicide -- and create the care that prevents it.CommentaryChris Cavanaugh
Friendly formality sums Muse up nicely, and dining there feels special.Food & DrinkMara Severin


Swearing off lead shot and its deadly legacy

Lead poisoning nearly took out the population of eagles in the Lower 48, and was a huge contributing factor of waterfowl mortality before it was outlawed for waterfowl hunting in 1991 John Schandelmeier


From family-friendly to freaky: Your guide to Halloween fun

Whether you prefer your Halloween festivities on the macabre or merry side — kid-friendly or risque — there’s a party for you happening soon. Alaska Dispatch News


Shell puts eyes on Russian tundra oil

The Anglo-Dutch company is taking steps to develop license areas in Russia's Komi Republic, where it has been warmly received by local officials.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

We Alaskans

Standing tall: Guardians of the Alaska totem

Hydaburg’s T.J. and Joe Young are helping lead a revitalization of totem art, one pole at a time, in Southeast Alaska. Steve Quinn


  • A day after a terror attack convulsed the heart of Ottawa, the Canadian capital, police officers were quoted as saying on Thursday that the attack was the work of a lone gunman who shot a soldier dead before being killed in a hail of gunfire in the Parliament building.

  • The normally bustling streets near Canada’s Parliament were transformed Wednesday as thousands of government workers were kept inside their buildings for hours while police and military officers in combat gear swept the area, fearful that shootings that morning had been part of a larger plot.