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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
On the heels of scathing allegations of sexual and other misconduct against officers in the Alaska Army National Guard, the Anchorage School District has halted all military recruiting at its schools indefinitely.
Tegan Hanlon
The Matanuska Electric Association says at least one beaver and two ravens are to blame for power outages that swept from Willow to Talkeetna on Monday morning.  
Tegan Hanlon
Stephanie Pearson and Courtney Lamb finally married Monday after a week of legal ping-pong as the state fought a judge’s order ending Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.
Suzanna Caldwell
Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck the Alaska Interior about 4:36 p.m. Monday, centered about 40 miles northwest of Fairbanks and felt in several communities. No damage or injuries were reported.
Associated Press
MTV's latest reality show, "Slednecks," is set in Mat-Su, and some Alaskans aren't crazy about the wild antics to come. But one of the cast members says they actually held back from the true “Wasilla way.”Film & TVSuzanna Caldwell
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.Governor's Race 2014Alex DeMarban
OPINION: Six steps to rebuild the Alaska National Guard include requiring both the governor and lawmakers to wake up.CommentaryLaurie Hummel
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. ArcticDermot Cole


Alaska's liberal marijuana laws need the clarity that only legalization can bring

OPINION: I just want to follow the law, be a good citizen, and do the right thing for my family. And the right thing would be a whole lot easier if cannabis were legal and regulated in Alaska.Tyler Emmott


The Ontario Reign defeated the Alaska Aces 4-1 at the Sullivan Arena on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, on their way to a season-opening three-game series sweep of the defending Kelly Cup champions on their home ice.


10 ways to enjoy a snowless October outdoors despite dimming daylight

Going to ski swaps and expos like Oxygen and Octane can whet the appetite for Alaska’s longest season. But what if you need to get outdoors today, not next month?  Mike Campbell


Girdwood residents push municipality to let them build a cemetery

Girdwood has not had a cemetery for decades, but a dedicated band of residents is fighting to get a new one built despite a complex set of legal, financial and environmental obstacles. Devin Kelly

News & Politics

Anchorage sees season's first 'official measurable' snowfall

Snow was melting Monday afternoon as temperatures hovered above freezing. The weather service said the accumulation would continue to melt through Tuesday as sunnier skies moved overhead.Laurel Andrews


New standards being discussed for Arctic oil and gas activities

Experts meeting in Tromsø this week say consistent standards across the Arctic will make oil and gas operations safer and, in the long run, more economic. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

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