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A district chairman with the Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit challenging the lieutenant governor's emergency order that authorized the "unity" gubernatorial ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, arguing that the merged ticket didn't constitute an "emergency" under state law.
Alex DeMarban
A collection of investigative materials from the National Transportation Safety Board sheds some light on a July 2013 plane crash that killed 10 people in Soldotna, including that the flight may have been overloaded and off-center when it tried to take off before crashing.
Lisa Demer
The U.S. agency that explores outer space is also probing another frontier -- the rapidly warming climate in Alaska and other parts of the Far North.
Yereth Rosen
Anchorage police reported Wednesday morning that a portion of Muldoon Road in East Anchorage was closed while they investigated an accident between a vehicle and pedestrian.
Alaska Dispatch News
The U.S. Coast Guard had been looking for 52-year-old Paul Keithahn since Monday, when passers-by spotted his pleasure craft “Spellbound” turning in circles near the Coghlan Island.
Alaska Dispatch News
A man who went on national television to tell how members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's family were involved in a brawl at an Anchorage birthday party says he was fired from his job after speaking up. Eric Thompson, who appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" last week, posted a video on YouTube Tuesday seeking work.Palin WatchLaurel Andrews
OPINION: The governor has 20 days to deal with bills approved by the Legislature. But a measure to expand the list of official languages has yet to be acted upon, which violates the spirit of the Alaska Constitution and the spirit of the Uniform Rules of the Alaska Legislature.VoicesDermot Cole
From mountain biking to skiing, ziplining to kayaking, studies show that kids who grow up with access to outdoor activities are more likely to reap the benefits of physical fitness and more effective coping skills. But it can be risky too.  OutdoorsErin Kirkland
A 2012 lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker that challenged a settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil over development at the Point Thomson oil field is being targeted by the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell as anti-development.Governors Race 2014Alex DeMarban


Teen's huge halibut holds up to win Homer derby

Idaho Eagle Scout Jackson Hobbs, 16, learned Tuesday that his 335-pound halibut will stand up as the winner in the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.Matt Tunseth


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

News & Politics

Public comment sought on Bettles Airport lighting proposal

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a change to the Bettles airport lighting system that would reduce the airport's IFR capabilities. It is seeking comments from the public until Sept. 25.Colleen Mondor