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With two dull campaigns from the major party candidates and an independent trying to prove he’s relevant and electable, the talk so far about the 2014 governor’s race is less about issues than about the notion that three people are running.
Richard Mauer
The Alaska Technical Center is on the verge of opening a new dormitory that would allow high school students from across rural Alaska to attend the vocational school, making it the latest regional boarding school in the state.
Suzanna Caldwell
The attorney representing former hospital security guard and state forensic scientist John Giacalone says his client was arrested despite the fact that police knew the accuser’s story lacked credibility.
Jerzy Shedlock
The Alaska-based guardsmen with the 761st Military Battalion were deployed to Cuba last November in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Alaska Dispatch News
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is demanding that Democratic incumbent Mark Begich remove a hard-hitting TV ad that Sullivan calls “shameful and deceitful.” 
Alex DeMarban
John A. Miscovich, an unlikely giant in the Alaska placer mining industry, invented the “Intelligiant,” a water cannon that changed the development of hydraulic gold mining, as well as firefighting, riot control and countless industrial applications that rely on high-pressure streams of water.FairbanksDermot Cole
Thousands of sandhill cranes gather at the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the fall before their migration south from Fairbanks. After feeding on mature barley planted at the former dairy, cranes fly off to marshy areas to roost for the night.
Bob Hallinen
At nearly 118 pounds, it wasn’t enough to unseat the world record of 138.25 pounds set in 2012, but the washing-machine-size vegetable grown by Steve Hubacek of Wasilla topped this year’s closest competitor by 4 pounds.CultureMike Dunham
OPINION: Millennials must resist the temptation to drop out of the political system, because we must fight for the things we care about.CommentaryForrest Dunbar

Sports

West holds off Service for 23-20 Cook Inlet football win

On a night when the defense delivered most of West's big plays, an offensive play made up on the spot inside the last two minutes propelled the Eagles to a 23-20 Cook Inlet Conference football win over Service.Doyle Woody

Culture

Lumberjack act a fair favorite, year after year

Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show is as much a part of the Alaska State Fair as giant cabbages and decadent cream puffs, a fixture for more than 20 years. That's a lot of yo-hos.Beth Bragg

News & Politics

Thousands of sandhill cranes gather at the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the fall before their migration south from Fairbanks. After feeding on mature barley planted at the former dairy, cranes fly off to marshy areas to roost for the night.
Bob Hallinen

Arctic

Genes show mysterious ‘paleoEskimos’ survived 4,000 years until sudden demise

New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity. Then, about 700 years ago, they vanished.Joel Achenbach

Nation/World