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Congressman Don Young came to Wasilla High School to engage with students and ended up having to express his regret for any offense taken during a session that reportedly included obscenities, a parable about bull sex and what school officials described as "hurtful" comments about suicide. 
Zaz Hollander
No action was taken on proposed ordinances regulating ride-sharing services, although public comment was heard on a proposal to exempt Uber and others from most public regulations for commercial transportation. 
Sean Doogan
The announcement comes in the wake of media reports on leaked investigative files that describe years of alleged sexual assaults, harassment and other misconduct in the Alaska Army National Guard, some cases involving  recruiters and high school students.
Tegan Hanlon
Anchorage police are looking at whether to initiate new sexual assault investigations based on information recently obtained from the Alaska National Guard, Chief Mark Mew said Tuesday. 
Jill Burke
It’s been a year since the girls from Tanana first went public in a big way with some of the most toxic parts of their lives. Now they are in Anchorage and in the spotlight again about what destroys their friends, family members and neighbors -- and what heals them.AFN CoverageLisa Demer
In 2008, about 400 coho salmon entered Anchorage's Chester Creek, while by this summer an estimated 2,000-plus salmon moved upstream, despite continuing problems with runoff, feces and other garbage in the urban waterway. OutdoorsCraig Medred
In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, one of the major-party candidates has a law degree from Georgetown and graduated from Harvard. The other didn’t graduate from college. Guess which one is running the wonkier, more policy-focused campaign?Senate Race 2014Nathaniel Herz
Before House Bill 210 became effective Oct. 14, Alaska statutes were vague, allowing teachers and other staff members to use “reasonable and necessary” physical restraint in emergencies but offering no details on what was permitted and what was not. The law was silent on the practice of seclusion. EducationMichelle Theriault Boots


Frank Murkowski's attack on legalization made of smoke and mirrors

OPINION: In denigrating Ballot Measure 2, Frank Murkowski did an about-face from his record of sticking up for a small government that didn’t interfere in the lives of its citizens.David Phifer


UAA women's basketball team bounced from new arena for season opener

The UAA women's basketball team will open its season at the old Wells Fargo Sports Complex next month because of conflicts at the new Alaska Airlines Center. Beth Bragg

News & Politics

Alaska ferry crew rescues Canadian fisherman; 2 others presumed dead

The crew of the Alaska state ferry Malaspina rescued one of three Canadian fishermen who had been aboard a vessel that sank off British Columbia early Saturday, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Tegan Hanlon

We Alaskans

Queens of the screen

A lot has changed in broadcast journalism since the mid-1980s. But in an industry known for turmoil, changing faces and a push toward younger journalists, Maria Downey and Jackie Purcell are approaching 30 years on the job at KTUU without a hint of slowing down. Sean Doogan


  • Three teenage girls from the Denver suburbs traveling to Syria to join militants from the Islamic State were intercepted by U.S. law enforcement authorities at a German airport over the weekend and returned to their families, federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

  • The federal Human Rights Commission reported Tuesday that Mexican soldiers had executed at least 12 people, and probably 15, in late June after a supposed shootout with gang suspects, contradicting official military accounts.