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    Firefighting crews have arrived on Kodiak Island to battle a wind-driven wildfire that has destroyed at least three homes and a library in the village of Chiniak. No injuries from the blaze have been reported.

    Megan Edge
A fire at Motor Rage Auto Sales in Meadow Lakes, near Wasilla, brought out a massive response by emergency responders Friday afternoon, said emergency officials on the scene. No injuries were reported.
Laurel Andrews
The bicyclist was more than 60 feet from the nearest crosswalk and did not have a green light, police said. He is in surgery with serious injuries. 
Devin Kelly
The Anchorage Police Department said late Friday afternoon that it canceled an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old whom it had previously named as a suspect in a Thursday shooting.
Jerzy Shedlock,Laurel Andrews
An Anchorage trial court judge Friday rejected a request for an injunction by the Alaska Legislature and said Gov. Bill Walker’s administration can begin expansion of the public Medicaid health care program as planned Sept. 1, unless the Supreme Court steps in before then.
Nathaniel Herz
Former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was paid $20,000 for two months of taxpayer-funded consulting work for the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report in Politico.
Alaska Dispatch News
Floatplane pilots are getting a break: Wasilla Lake will serve as another security checkpoint while President Barack Obama is in Alaska, allowing pilots to stop there and then head on to Anchorage during periods of restricted air space, the FAA said Friday.President Obama in AlaskaLisa Demer
The White House on Friday confirmed new details about President Obama's travels in Alaska, including a glacier hike and plans to talk with a variety of Alaskans about climate change and economic issues.  President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
Simply trying to navigate the yellow, red and blue trails of the food booths is often challenging, not to mention the amount of time one or the other parent spends standing in line at public restrooms.CultureErin Kirkland
Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell said the thousand foot-landslide down Harbor Mountain that claimed three lives may have also done serious damage to Sitka's hopes for more housing.Alaska NewsPat Forgey

News & Politics

Ex-Gov. Parnell paid $20,000 by U.S. House GOP for consulting work

Former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was paid $20,000 for two months of taxpayer-funded consulting work for the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report in Politico.Alaska Dispatch News

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With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

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