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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
 So far this month, 2.88 inches of rain has fallen in Anchorage, at this point far short of the record 7.35 inches for the entire month of September, set in 2004. 
Alaska Dispatch News
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
Texas troubadour and accomplished actor Lyle Lovett will perform in Anchorage Saturday, Sept. 20.MusicChris Bieri
In a new TV commercial, the wife of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan criticizes incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, saying he is attacking Sullivan for serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and as a White House fellow and an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush.Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz

Sports

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

Adventure

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

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