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Uber -- the company that lets you order and pay for a car ride via smartphone app -- began operating in Anchorage on Wednesday night over the objections of taxi companies and questions about whether it conforms to municipal code.
Sean Doogan
Alaska’s two senators proposed congressional action Thursday to clamp down on the National Guard to prevent misconduct from festering the way it has in the scandal-plagued Alaska National Guard.
Richard Mauer
Democratic Alaska Sen. Mark Begich on Thursday voted against a measure backed by President Barack Obama to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State, breaking with the Senate majority leader, other Alaska lawmakers in the nation's capital and his Republican opponent, Dan Sullivan.   
Tegan Hanlon
Reggie Drummond, who had only assumed the post as administrator of the Legislature's Select Committee on Legislative Ethics in June, said the position wasn't a good fit.
Pat Forgey
A 30-foot fishing vessel exploded and caught fire in Valdez small-boat harbor Wednesday evening, leaving a man with burns on his face and hands. He was released from the local  hospital and returned to the harbor before the damaged boat was removed from the water. 
Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska Department of Transportation released a new plan for a Juneau road Thursday, with Gov. Sean Parnell's re-election campaign following up by highlighting his support for the road. His opponent, Bill Walker, criticized  Parnell for trying to win local support with expensive capital projects. Governors Race 2014Pat Forgey
OPINION: Dan Sullivan has not met his duties to the people of Anchorage as mayor. We can’t keep wasting money on cost overruns while cops get pink slips under his leadership.CommentaryElvi Gray-jackson
I’m always amazed at the way food makes an impression on us, even years later, miles away. I remember who sat across the table from me, and although the content of our conversations is now obscured in my memory, those same feelings of warmth and kindness rise up with each bite of apple mixed with feta and pecan.Food & DrinkMaya Evoy
With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.EnergyAlex DeMarban

Sports

Climbing for a cause, Anchorage amputee Brelsford claims world title

Less than five years after Haiti's earthquake buried her in a pile of concrete, amputee Christa Brelsford of Anchorage captured a world championship in paraclimbing.Beth Bragg

Adventure

Iditarod photographer recounts adventures on the trail in 'Chasing Dogs'

Photographer Jeff Schultz has spent more than three decades as official photographer for the Iditarod, meaning he's accumulated tens of thousands of photographs and just as many stories on the race. He shares some of each in his new book.Colleen Mondor

Culture

Jeff Lowenfels: There's plenty to be done outdoors before the season's over

Sure, it is almost over, but the outdoor season still has a few chores to go. Depending on how you look at these things, you can either rejoice that there is more to do or scream because we are not at the end.Jeff Lowenfels

Nation/World