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The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott.
Richard Mauer
Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday named the two people killed and one of the two seriously injured in a collision on the Parks Highway Monday.
Zaz Hollander
Under the expansion of a federal program that aims to improve nutrition for students, the Anchorage School District has greatly expanded its nutrition program, offering free breakfast and lunch for every student at 30 schools.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Luna slipped and fell some 14 feet Saturday, but staff at the Buffalo zoo, said she appeared to be fine. Luna, while born in Buffalo, made Alaska headlines through her connection to another polar bear cub, Kali, who came to Buffalo from Alaska.
Alaska Dispatch News
A survey conducted earlier this summer in the DeLong and Schwatka mountains by federal Park Service and state Fish and Game officials observed 102 sheep; just one was a full-curl ram and only two were lambs.
Jillian Rogers
In a Q&A with Alaska Dispatch News, "Yukon Men" star Stan Zuray talks about what the experience is really like for those who throw their hats into the Alaska reality TV ring -- and about life in the village of Tanana, which has had more than its fair share of heartache this year.Film & TVKyle Hopkins
OPINION: A new study indicates that overuse of antibiotics is degrading our overall health. The best solution may not be trying to replace what we have sanitized out of us but rather to try not to mess so much with our bodies and diets in the first place.CommentaryCarey Restino
Veterinarians haul surgical equipment by boat and plane and operate in village kitchens and tribal courtrooms, providing a free service aimed at reducing the countless unwanted dogs in remote villages where there is no veterinary care and police are frequently forced to kill strays. Rural AlaskaKyle Hopkins
OPINION: Alaska's two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate have very different records when it comes to issues close to Alaska Native voters.CommentaryHeather Kendall-Miller,Lloyd Miller

Sports

Basketball pro Griffin a hit at youth camp

Kelsey Griffin, Alaska's only professional women's basketball player, spent Saturday morning at Wasilla's AT&T Sports Center showing a group of about 60 kids, most of them girls, that hoop dreams aren't just for boys.Beth Bragg

Culture

Among the many exhibits at the Alaska State Fair, the whimsical "creative arts and crafts" department, housed in Irwin Hall, captures the unusual and interesting offerings that don't easily fit into other categories.
Tara Young

Arctic

Study: Sparser, thinner Arctic Ocean ice enabling new phytoplankton blooms

New research finds that reduced ice cover is stimulating a new phenomenon in the Arctic -- extra blooms of phytoplankton occurring in the fall, just before freeze-up, in addition to the usual springtime blooms.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World