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A sharp, wide-ranging debate on Alaska fisheries Wednesday evening saw organizers and Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich put Republican challenger Dan Sullivan on the defensive over his pro-development record, with Sullivan delivering some targeted shots of his own at Begich.
Nathaniel Herz
In a fiery debut, a young Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Don Young asked voters at a debate in Kodiak to oust the congressman from his long-held seat, saying Young has lost his clout because of a past ethical violation and is no longer effective. 
Alex DeMarban
An Anchorage jury found a former Glennallen dentist accused of sexually assaulting a colleague not guilty on all charges Wednesday after a two-week trial.  
Michelle Theriault Boots
A truck driver was convicted Wednesday of failing to report a crash on Interstate 90 in Montana where an 81-year-old Alaska man was killed a year ago.
The Associated Press
More than 90 percent of Alaskans applied for this year's $1,884 Permanent Fund dividend. Why didn't the rest? Reasons range from principled positions to efforts at evading child support payments.Alaska NewsMichelle Theriault Boots
OPINION: The proposed Pebble mine is a comedic farce, but serious groundwork is being laid to squeeze cash out of the proposal one way or another.CommentaryBruce Switzer
Scientists say gatherings of thousands of walruses on northwestern Alaska shorelines, like the congregation of 35,000 animals spotted this weekend near the village of Point Lay, are a relatively new phenomenon that could be risky to the big marine mammals.ArcticYereth Rosen
Which version of summer you witnessed depends on where you live in the nation's largest state. The report illustrates the immense size and variety of Alaska weather and terrain. EnvironmentCraig Medred

Voices

Two former chiefs: Vote 'No' on Anchorage Prop. 1

OPINION: Anchorage residents can help keep Anchorage safe by repealing AO 37 and keeping our city's well-trained safety forces intact.Walt Monegan,Craig Goodrich

Sports

CIC football title on the line

Bartlett and South will square off Thursday for the Cook Inlet Conference football title and a top seed in the state playoffs.Matt Tunseth

Adventure

Every September, before it closes for the winter, Denali National Park and Preserve opens its 92-mile park road to a few lucky lottery winners and their vehicles.
Bob Hallinen

Culture

Wine of the Week: 2012 King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir

The virtues of the highly touted 2012 vintage are starting to bear fruit. The King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir from Oregon is not just good, it’s strikingly good!Mike McVittie

News & Politics

Mat-Su voters go to polls Tuesday in borough election

A bigger property tax exemption for seniors and disabled vets plus contested races in Palmer, Wasilla and for the Mat-Su Assembly figure prominently in next week's Matanuska-Susitna Borough election. Zaz Hollander

Arctic

Huge onshore crowds of walruses a new phenomenon for Arctic Alaska, scientists say

Scientists say gatherings of thousands of walruses on northwestern Alaska shorelines, like the congregation of 35,000 animals spotted this weekend near the village of Point Lay, are a relatively new phenomenon that could be risky to the big marine mammals.Yereth Rosen

We Alaskans

Just a few Alaskans still with us today were around in 1914 -- a time of kings and czars, bloodshed and progress, the year that saw the beginnings of Anchorage. 
Loren Holmes

Nation/World