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Longtime Alaska politician Mark Begich is in the fight of his life to hold onto his U.S. Senate seat. Can he pull off a win against Dan Sullivan, the former state commissioner and attorney general who has never held elected office?
Nathaniel Herz
With details of investigative files chronicling widespread misconduct in the Alaska National Guard public, Gov. Sean Parnell met with Guard members Sunday afternoon in a closed-door session on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, officials said. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
Girdwood has not had a cemetery for decades, but a dedicated band of residents is fighting to get a new one built despite a complex set of legal, financial and environmental obstacles. 
Devin Kelly
The Alaska Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, a unit with access to high school students around the state and a budget to attend or sponsor popular outdoor events, appears in investigative files to have been more of a center of debauchery than a disciplined fighting force.
Richard Mauer,Jill Burke
The TERRA -- Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska -- project is an ongoing, multiyear endeavor to put better Internet, phone and television service in the hands of rural Alaskans, who have relied on spotty satellite connections until now. 
Jillian Rogers
Like it or fear it, the sharing economy has come to Anchorage. Fans hail the operations of companies like Uber as economic evolution, while local governments struggle with how to keep such businesses safe and regulated.BusinessSean Doogan
OPINION: Our democracy is an illusion perpetuated by plutocrats. If we want real democracy back, we'll have to fight for it.CommentaryAlan Boraas
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. We AlaskansSean Doogan
Brothers Patrick, Dan and Michael Devlin are hoping to stake their claim in Washington’s “Green Rush” as entrepreneurs scramble to cash in on the newly legalized marijuana market. The company’s Zoots product line will be some of the first edibles sold. Marijuana Initiative 2014Laurel Andrews

Sports

The Ontario Reign defeated the Alaska Aces 4-1 at the Sullivan Arena on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, on their way to a season-opening three-game series sweep of the defending Kelly Cup champions on their home ice.

Adventure

As Taylor Highway closes, Eagle settles in for winter

Residents in the eastern Interior Alaska town of Eagle are hunkering down for another cold winter and the seasonal seclusion that adds to what many already consider a rural existence. Jerzy Shedlock

Culture

Hometown U: Navigating the black female experience

What do reality TV, Zora Neale Hurston and "The Help" have in common? On the surface, not much. But if you’re Jervette R. Ward, a recently arrived English professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, each is an avenue into a topic she cares deeply about -- the black female experience.Kathleen McCoy

News & Politics

Senate candidates target rural voters in final effort

In the last weeks of the most expensive political race in Alaska history, both U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan are making a big push for support in rural Alaska, where their differences are especially distinct.Lisa Demer

Arctic

Alaska Arctic Policy Commission hears concerns about economy, climate change

After nearly two years of meetings and conferences in which members of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission heard from Arctic stakeholders, the group made another stop in Barrow to hear from delegates again before submitting their final report.Jillian Rogers

We Alaskans

Pondering the political ritual in Sitka

Want to gauge the political mood in Sitka? Sit down at the Backdoor Cafe with a cup of coffee and a salmonberry scone, pick up The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and chat with folks. You’ll learn that not much is predictable in the 49th state. Brendan Jones

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