A deal earlier this year would have asked voters to strip the 191-acre Point Woronzof Park of parkland status so it could be traded to the airport for a snow dump and approximately 500 acres of new parkland and neighborhood buffers. 
Devin Kelly
The remains of a 55-year-old Anchorage man who went missing in his kayak this week were discovered Friday morning floating near the western shore of Cook Inlet near Tyonek, the Coast Guard reported.
Megan Edge
Two people died in house fires in communities in Southcentral and Southwest Alaska on Thursday, and authorities warned Alaskans to check home heating devices as cooler weather arrives.
Megan Edge
The ships did not violate international law, which allows countries to transit other nations' seas under what is called "innocent passage," an official said. 
Missy Ryan | The Washington Post
A Juneau woman who freed a trapped eagle and was cited for springing other traps is heading back to court. The trapper is suing her for damages. 
Lisa Phu | KTOO News
A Texan identified only by their initials added fuel to the fire of Alaska and Ohio's mountain name debate by starting a White House petition to rename an Ohio peak. Alaska NewsMegan Edge
Kivalina is wedged onto a sliver of gravel not even a quarter-mile across at its widest, between the open sea to the west and the expansive Kivalina Lagoon to the east. Erosion from Chukchi Sea waves on one side and lagoon currents on the other are a continuing threat.
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Scott Jensen
OPINION: In a commentary exclusive to Alaska Dispatch News, President Barack Obama argues that the experiences of Alaskans should underscore the urgency that Americans lead the world on climate change and clean energy technology.CommentaryPresident Barack Obama
Here are some prospects for Labor Day weekend in Southcentral Alaska. Despite the chill in the air, avid anglers know that excellent fishing continues well into October. Fishing ReportMike Campbell

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Encouraging signs as Alaska's duck-hunting season kicks off

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Coast Guard identifies worst potential oil spills in Arctic

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For 1923 visit to Alaska, White House shipped tablecloths, sheets to roadhouses

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