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Coast Guard boats, aircraft and personnel from Alaska assisted in the recovery of a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel that was disabled off the northern British Columbia coast.
Jerzy Shedlock
The National Weather Service said 0.6 inches fell at its Sand Lake facility Sunday night, topped by an additional 1.5 inches after midnight.
Alaska Dispatch News
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
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
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. AnchorageDevin Kelly
The way the Discovery Channel is marketing a new show set in McCarthy called "Edge of Alaska" is rattling residents before it even airs. Film & TVZaz Hollander
Before you label an employee a hypochondriac, take a moment to consider what rights she has to ensure her concerns are addressed appropriately.BusinessLynne Curry
Bill Diehl's desire to one day fly an airplane began when he was just six years old, and eventually that fascination with aviation led to Diehl designing and manufacturing the Arctic Tern, with dozens of the aircraft produced in Alaska.Bush PilotRob Stapleton


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


'Science Guy' Bill Nye will talk climate change, scientific literacy in Anchorage lecture

Once a Saturday morning TV fixture, Bill Nye has become a high-profile advocate not only for science education, but also for important geopolitical issues. On Monday, Nye will share his thoughts on those issues and more at West High School in Anchorage.Vikram Patel

News & Politics

In advance of an Alaska ballot measure on whether to legalize recreational marijuana, Alaska Dispatch News visited Washington to report on that state's experience with the drug.
Laurel Andrews and Marc Lester


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

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


  • At least one chapter of the Ebola saga neared a close Sunday, as most of the dozens of people who had direct or indirect contact here with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, had been told by officials they were no longer at risk of contracting the disease.

  • Hours after U.S. military aircraft dropped ammunition and small arms to resupply Kurdish fighters in the embattled Syrian town of Kobani, Turkey’s foreign minister said Monday that the country would facilitate the movement of Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to the city to join the fighting.