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The Seward Highway is closed north of Girdwood near Mile 96 due to a motor vehicle collision with one fatality, and the Glenn Highway has reopened after closing due to a vehicle fire.
Jerzy Shedlock
Rep. Don Young criticized Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar on Thursday for bringing up House ethics violations in a televised debate for U.S. Congress, arguing that he was found not guilty because he only received a letter of reproval, not a sanction.
Dermot Cole
Alaska’s two leading U.S. Senate candidates on Thursday night met for the last time before Election Day in a policy-focused debate on the state’s public broadcasting network.
Nathaniel Herz
Two Anchorage men were sentenced Thursday to months in prison nearly three years after a man dumped at a southside gas station with a gunshot wound led police to a sophisticated marijuana grow operation at his residence.
Jerzy Shedlock
A new and sparkling remastering of "Drums of Winter," one of the most honored Alaska documentaries of all time, will debut at Bear Tooth on Monday, Nov. 3.CultureMike Dunham
When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.Senate Race 2014Associated Press
Alaska politics is a small world, with campaigns sometimes even pitting former colleagues and friends against each other. But an episode Thursday involving fermented cabbage and the state's U.S. Congressional races took the tight-knittedness to a whole new level.Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
Complaints about the Alaska National Guard that were brought to the governor’s office always went straight to the top -- to the adjutant general -- according to a former aide to Gov. Sean Parnell.MilitaryJill Burke,Richard Mauer


Lost? In trouble? These Alaska dogs will sniff you out

Creating a mission-ready dog/handler team doesn't happen by accident. It takes about two years to certify in any of the search disciplines represented by teams of Alaska Search And Rescue Dogs.Lisa Maloney


Kim Sunée: The lighter side of squash

What I’m craving in anticipation of the heavier winter holiday meals to come is something healthful, delicious and nourishing, like grain- and leafy-green-rich salads topped with golden squash.Kim Sunée

News & Politics

State drops attempted murder charges against man who rammed into AST vehicle

A 20-year-old man faces various criminal charges after ramming into a Palmer-based Alaska State Trooper’s patrol vehicle twice last week. The initial responding officer was able to jump out of the way of John Allen Wolf’s Jeep, avoiding life-threatening injuries.Jerzy Shedlock


Iceland conference draws on hopes, concerns for changing Arctic

The Arctic Circle Assembly, in Reykjavik, Iceland, attracts leaders from northern nations -- and beyond -- drawn by the threats and opportunities that come with a changing North.Craig Medred

We Alaskans

Wild darkness

Death is nature. Nature is far from over. In the end — I must believe it — just like a salmon, I will know how to die, and though I die, though I lose my life, nature wins. Nature endures.Eva Saulitis