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As merger talks continued Labor Day between Democratic gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker, the Democratic Party scheduled evening meetings of its governing body to ratify a deal on a unity ticket -- if one can be struck.
Richard Mauer
Troopers, rangers and mountain rescuers were summoned to O'Malley Peak twice over the weekend in separate incidents of hikers in need of aid.
Alaska Dispatch News
A plane with four people aboard went down shortly after takeoff from Lake Hood Sunday evening, coming down in the woods not far from the airport.
Michelle Theriault Boots
With two months left before Alaskans vote on a ballot measure to potentially legalize recreational marijuana, the groups for and against the initiative are ramping up their outreach efforts.
Laurel Andrews
The Army Corps of Engineers is working on the final new barracks as part of an effort to meet federal standards enacted in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense. The model requires barracks for single personnel to resemble “small efficiency apartments.” 
Tegan Hanlon
Why did your Twitter feed turn from a fun community to a threatening mob? Let's take a look at the factors that feed online bullying.BusinessLynne Curry
On the Kenai Peninsula, where visitors account for a 40 percent swell in the local economy each summer, a year of disappointing salmon runs means a bottom line that looks a little bleak for local businesses.BusinessMegan Edge
OPINION: Raising the federal minimum wage would make a difference in the lives of 28 million people, including every single Alaska resident.CommentaryThomas E. Perez
If Russia won’t buy seafood from the U.S., we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s congressional delegation to retaliate against Russia’s yearlong ban on food products from the U.S. and several other nations.BusinessLaine Welch


Basketball pro Griffin a hit at youth camp

Kelsey Griffin, Alaska's only professional women's basketball player, spent Saturday morning at Wasilla's AT&T Sports Center showing a group of about 60 kids, most of them girls, that hoop dreams aren't just for boys.Beth Bragg


Lumberjack act a fair favorite, year after year

Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show is as much a part of the Alaska State Fair as giant cabbages and decadent cream puffs, a fixture for more than 20 years. That's a lot of yo-hos.Beth Bragg

News & Politics

Candidates meet to discuss possibility of Walker-Mallott ticket

Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker have been meeting since midweek to discuss whether they should merge their gubernatorial campaigns into a bipartisan or nonpartisan unity ticket.Richard Mauer


Archeologists uncover Inuit driftwood house in Canada’s western Arctic

The dwelling, constructed from wood that floated down the Mackenzie River, is part of a larger group that may date back 500 years and be the biggest community of its kind discovered in the High Arctic. Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International