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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
A family starring in the reality television series "Alaskan Bush People" faces multiple felony charges tied to falsely submitting applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, according to documents filed in Superior Court.  
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
The U.S. Senate race in Alaska has featured a ferocious debate over incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s record, with Republicans relentlessly casting him as a tool of President Barack Obama while Begich, meanwhile, runs television ads asserting his independence from Washington. But a series of comments from Obama this month have complicated Begich’s message.Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
Friendly formality sums Muse up nicely, and dining there feels special.Food & DrinkMara Severin

Adventure

Silver salmon stage a revival in urban Chester Creek

In 2008, about 400 coho salmon entered Anchorage's Chester Creek, while by this summer an estimated 2,000-plus salmon moved upstream, despite continuing problems with runoff, feces and other garbage in the urban waterway. Craig Medred

Culture

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

Arctic

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

Queens of the screen

A lot has changed in broadcast journalism since the mid-1980s. But in an industry known for turmoil, changing faces and a push toward younger journalists, Maria Downey and Jackie Purcell are approaching 30 years on the job at KTUU without a hint of slowing down. Sean Doogan

Nation/World

  • 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.