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Two weeks after they were fired and almost immediately unfired, the Alaska National Guard announced that two officers have been fired again, along with a third.
Richard Mauer,Jill Burke
On the heels of scathing allegations of sexual and other misconduct against officers in the Alaska Army National Guard, the Anchorage School District has halted all military recruiting at its schools indefinitely.
Tegan Hanlon
The Matanuska Electric Association says at least one beaver and two ravens are to blame for power outages that swept from Willow to Talkeetna on Monday morning.  
Tegan Hanlon
Stephanie Pearson and Courtney Lamb finally married Monday after a week of legal ping-pong as the state fought a judge’s order ending Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.
Suzanna Caldwell
Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck the Alaska Interior about 4:36 p.m. Monday, centered about 40 miles northwest of Fairbanks and felt in several communities. No damage or injuries were reported.
Associated Press
The importance of Alaska Native languages to culture, identity and individual well-being took center stage Monday as the First Alaskans Institute’s Elders and Youth Conference -- the precursor to the biggest Native gathering of the year -- began in Anchorage.AFN CoverageLisa Demer
The two leading gubernatorial candidates -- independent Bill Walker and Republican Gov. Sean Parnell -- tangled over energy and the economy at a crowded debate in Anchorage on Monday, with the proposed mega-LNG project often taking center stage.Governor's Race 2014Alex DeMarban
OPINION: Six steps to rebuild the Alaska National Guard include requiring both the governor and lawmakers to wake up.CommentaryLaurie Hummel
When President Dwight D. Eisenhower inked the declaration under which the 49th state joined the union, no one thought that 55 years later, the state and federal governments would still be arguing about the map of Alaska. ArcticDermot Cole


Uber can fill gaps in Anchorage-area transit system

OPINION: The status quo serves taxis and taxi companies quite well. But it doesn’t serve riders in Chugiak-Eagle River, and it doesn’t serve Anchorage small businesses, who are denied potential customers who can’t find a reliable ride downtown.Susan Gorski


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.


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


Girdwood residents push municipality to let them build a cemetery

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

News & Politics

Anchorage sees season's first 'official measurable' snowfall

Snow was melting Monday afternoon as temperatures hovered above freezing. The weather service said the accumulation would continue to melt through Tuesday as sunnier skies moved overhead.Laurel Andrews


New standards being discussed for Arctic oil and gas activities

Experts meeting in Tromsø this week say consistent standards across the Arctic will make oil and gas operations safer and, in the long run, more economic. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

We Alaskans

Defending Ted: Excerpt from 'Not Guilty' by Rob Cary

In their opening arguments, each side laid out the strengths of their cases -- Brenda Morris for the prosecution and Brendan Sullivan for the defense.Rob Cary