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Allegations from the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell and DNR commissioner Joe Balash that challenger Bill Walker profited greatly from his work with the Alaska Gasline Port Authority are being disputed by the Walker camp and board members with AGPA.
Alex DeMarban
Asserting that Gov. Sean Parnell’s office is holding up disclosure of public documents related to the Alaska National Guard scandal, two media outlets are asking a state judge to call an emergency hearing and order at least some of the material released.
Richard Mauer
A large crowd turned out Wednesday to the final public meeting of Alaska's Medicaid Reform Advisory Group, with the majority weighing in on proposed limits on therapy visits, which some said they need to maintain an independent life.
Tegan Hanlon
Three Alaska Army National Guard recruiters investigated for past misconduct, and the leader who supposedly let them get away with it, are suing the Army to find out how investigative documents were leaked.    
Jill Burke
The former Seattle chief of police was in the state to support the movement looking to legalize marijuana in Alaska this week, even as a coalition of Alaska police chiefs opposes the measure.Marijuana Initiative 2014Suzanna Caldwell
Alcohol can be explicitly banned in Alaska's rural communities, but for marijuana, a long-standing court ruling could keep villages from going completely "dry" on pot.Marijuana Initiative 2014Suzanna Caldwell
OPINION: When students come to school each day, they deserve to be safe and treated with respect by everyone in the building, including visitors.CommentaryEd Graff
Commercial candy aisles not cutting it? Here are some alternative Halloween festivities and treats to indulge in.Food & DrinkRiza Brown


Readers write: Letters to the editor, Oct. 30, 2014

LETTERS: Readers hold forth on hot topics, including local judges, Don Young and the neverending saga of Uber, as the election approaches.Alaska Dispatch News


Buoyed by nation's fourth-best attendance, UAA volleyball team ranks second in West Region

Backed by a home crowd that ranks fourth in the nation in Division II attendance, the UAA volleyball team is the No. 2 team in the West Region rankings released Wednesday by the NCAA. Beth Bragg


When Nelchina caribou and trigger-happy Alaska drivers intersect

I have hunted the Nelchina herd as long as I can recall and the hunters of today, as a rule, are less knowledgeable than those of 40 or 50 years ago. However, they’re also more courteous and appreciative of the animals they hunt.  John Schandelmeier

News & Politics

Four takeaways from U.S. Senate debate between Begich, Sullivan

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan met Wednesday evening for their penultimate debate before Election Day, taking on topics including Ebola, Obama, and sexual assault reporting in the military.Nathaniel Herz


Oil companies seek more time to overcome Arctic drilling troubles

Three oil companies with billions invested in Arctic drilling leases are pleading with the Obama administration for extra time to hunt for crude under waters north of Alaska, but so far federal regulators have been skeptical.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Houston Chronicle

We Alaskans

The long, dark road to Teller

Earlier this month, we took a long, 71-mile drive to Teller, the nearest community and the only village accessible by road from Nome. We went to see the Teller Cultural Festival, full of beautiful traditional music and dance. Fog made the return trip dicey. Jenn Ruckel | KNOM