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The National Weather Service said 0.6 inches fell at its Sand Lake facility Sunday night, topped by an additional 1.5 inches after midnight.
Alaska Dispatch News
Longtime Alaska politician Mark Begich is in the fight of his life to hold onto his U.S. Senate seat. Can he pull off a win against Dan Sullivan, the former state commissioner and attorney general who has never held elected office?
Nathaniel Herz
With details of investigative files chronicling widespread misconduct in the Alaska National Guard public, Gov. Sean Parnell met with Guard members Sunday afternoon in a closed-door session on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, officials said. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
The Alaska Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, a unit with access to high school students around the state and a budget to attend or sponsor popular outdoor events, appears in investigative files to have been more of a center of debauchery than a disciplined fighting force.
Richard Mauer,Jill Burke
Brothers Patrick, Dan and Michael Devlin are hoping to stake their claim in Washington’s “Green Rush” as entrepreneurs scramble to cash in on the newly legalized marijuana market. The company’s Zoots product line will be some of the first edibles sold. 
Laurel Andrews
The way the Discovery Channel is marketing a new show set in McCarthy called "Edge of Alaska" is rattling residents before it even airs. Film & TVZaz Hollander
Before you label an employee a hypochondriac, take a moment to consider what rights she has to ensure her concerns are addressed appropriately.BusinessLynne Curry
Like it or fear it, the sharing economy has come to Anchorage. Fans hail the operations of companies like Uber as economic evolution, while local governments struggle with how to keep such businesses safe and regulated.BusinessSean Doogan
OPINION: Our democracy is an illusion perpetuated by plutocrats. If we want real democracy back, we'll have to fight for it.CommentaryAlan Boraas


The Ontario Reign defeated the Alaska Aces 4-1 at the Sullivan Arena on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, on their way to a season-opening three-game series sweep of the defending Kelly Cup champions on their home ice.


As Taylor Highway closes, Eagle settles in for winter

Residents in the eastern Interior Alaska town of Eagle are hunkering down for another cold winter and the seasonal seclusion that adds to what many already consider a rural existence. Jerzy Shedlock


'Science Guy' Bill Nye will talk climate change, scientific literacy in Anchorage lecture

Once a Saturday morning TV fixture, Bill Nye has become a high-profile advocate not only for science education, but also for important geopolitical issues. On Monday, Nye will share his thoughts on those issues and more at West High School in Anchorage.Vikram Patel

News & Politics

In the runup to the Nov. 4 general election, Alaska Dispatch News asked candidates for state and federal offices questions on a range of issues. Here are there responses. 
Alaska Dispatch News


Putin says Arctic militarization will not harm polar bears

Environmentalists fear the new Russian military operations on Wrangel Island will harm the polar bears that use the area for denning and raising their cubs. Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer

We Alaskans

Pondering the political ritual in Sitka

Want to gauge the political mood in Sitka? Sit down at the Backdoor Cafe with a cup of coffee and a salmonberry scone, pick up The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and chat with folks. You’ll learn that not much is predictable in the 49th state. Brendan Jones


  • At least one chapter of the Ebola saga neared a close Sunday, as most of the dozens of people who had direct or indirect contact here with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, had been told by officials they were no longer at risk of contracting the disease.

  • Hours after U.S. military aircraft dropped ammunition and small arms to resupply Kurdish fighters in the embattled Syrian town of Kobani, Turkey’s foreign minister said Monday that the country would facilitate the movement of Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to the city to join the fighting.