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Though at least 14,000 absentee ballots will not be counted for days, the repeal referendum known as Ballot Measure 1 appears to be headed for defeat. Now Alaska's governor says it's up to oil companies to get to work and prove Alaskans made the right choice.
Alex DeMarban
Joshua Huerta, 26, of California, remains hospitalized after being hit by a camper jack that went through his window in a head-on collision Monday near Cantwell, Alaska State Trooper said.
Alaska Dispatch News
A 55-year-old man died near Dillingham Tuesday after his boat's motor exploded, throwing him in the water, where he apparently drowned, Alaska State Troopers say.
Zaz Hollander
Two-term Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, is holding a lead over first-term Rep. Doug Isaacson, also of North Pole, for the House District 3 seat both were redistricted into. In House District 9, stretching from the Richardson Highway all the way to Valdez, incumbent Rep. Eric Feige, facing two tough challengers, was placing third late in the evening.
Pat Forgey
A 16-year-old Eagle Scout from Idaho took over the lead in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Tuesday with a fish 57 pounds heavier than the previous leader.FishingMatt Tunseth
Dauenhauer, who came to Alaska  in the late 1960s, made particularly important contributions to the preservation of Tlingit lore and language. He also was a well-respected poet and was a former Alaska poet laureate.CultureMike Dunham
Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native babies in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.HealthKyle Hopkins
The State Fair's starting and that means giant cabbage harvest season. It's also time to get some regular-size cabbages, kohlrabi, broccoli and other tasty vegetables at the many area farmers’ markets.Food & DrinkSteve Edwards


Donna Walker: Fundraising tactics bend the truth about Bill

OPINION: Recent Democratic fundraising attacks against my husband, independent candidate for governor Bill Walker, are unfounded and denigrate a good, hard-working Alaskan.Donna Walker


Miners claim top ABL baseball awards

Outfielder Cam Newell and pitcher Tyler Stubblefield, teammates this summer with the Mat-Su Miners, claimed the top postseason awards in the Alaska Baseball League.Alaska Dispatch News


Austrian completes rugged -- perhaps unprecedented -- overland journey from North Slope to Cook Inlet

Until Austrian Gerhard Hafele completed his trek, there is no indication anyone has ever hiked and paddled Alaska overland north to south from the North Slope to Cook Inlet for more than 1,500 miles, crossing two major mountain ranges.  Craig Medred

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AK Beat: Troopers seek Delta cemetery vandals

Troopers are asking for the public's help to locate a maroon Ford vehicle sought in connection with early morning vandalism at Rest Haven Cemetery.Alaska Dispatch News