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Two weeks after they were fired and almost immediately unfired, the Alaska National Guard announced that two officers have been fired again, along with a third.Richard Mauer,Jill Burke
The two leading gubernatorial candidates -- independent Bill Walker and Republican Gov. Sean Parnell -- tangled over energy and the economy at a crowded debate in Anchorage on Monday, with the proposed mega-LNG project often taking center stage.Alex DeMarban
When President Dwight D. Eisenhower inked the declaration under which the 49th state joined the union, no one thought that 55 years later, the state and federal governments would still be arguing about the map of Alaska. Dermot Cole

In the runup to the Nov. 4 general election, Alaska Dispatch News asked candidates for state and federal offices questions on a range of issues. Here are there responses. 

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
Want to gauge the political mood in Sitka? Sit down at the Backdoor Cafe with a cup of coffee and a salmonberry scone, pick up The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and chat with folks. You’ll learn that not much is predictable in the 49th state. Brendan Jones
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
In the last weeks of the most expensive political race in Alaska history, both U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan are making a big push for support in rural Alaska, where their differences are especially distinct.Lisa Demer
With Alaska facing a third straight year of massive deficits, and plunging oil prices threatening to make matters worse, the leading gubernatorial candidates are battling over the budget. Alex DeMarban

Patrick Devlin says his company is ramping up production of edible marijuana products in Seattle, and he hopes to one day operate in Alaska.

Marc Lester

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