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The Alaska Democratic Party approved a plan Monday night under which independent candidate Bill Walker will drop his Republican affiliation and Democratic nominee Byron Mallott will join the independent ticket as the candidate for lieutenant governor.
Alaska Dispatch News
Under the expansion of a federal program that aims to improve nutrition for students, the Anchorage School District has greatly expanded its nutrition program, offering free breakfast and lunch for every student at 30 schools.
Michelle Theriault Boots
New research finds that reduced ice cover is stimulating a new phenomenon in the Arctic -- extra blooms of phytoplankton occurring in the fall, just before freeze-up, in addition to the usual springtime blooms.
Yereth Rosen
The Northwest Arctic community voted 60 to 47 in favor of keeping a ban on alcohol. Petitioners had proposed a city-run package store similar to one recently opened in Kotzebue.
Jillian Rogers
Alaska State Troopers are responding to a collision near the Byers Lake Campground that they say has left two people dead and one seriously injured.
Michelle Theriault Boots
In a Q&A with Alaska Dispatch News, "Yukon Men" star Stan Zuray talks about what the experience is really like for those who throw their hats into the Alaska reality TV ring -- and about life in the village of Tanana, which has had more than its fair share of heartache this year.Film & TVKyle Hopkins
OPINION: A new study indicates that overuse of antibiotics is degrading our overall health. The best solution may not be trying to replace what we have sanitized out of us but rather to try not to mess so much with our bodies and diets in the first place.CommentaryCarey Restino
Veterinarians haul surgical equipment by boat and plane and operate in village kitchens and tribal courtrooms, providing a free service aimed at reducing the countless unwanted dogs in remote villages where there is no veterinary care and police are frequently forced to kill strays. Rural AlaskaKyle Hopkins
OPINION: Alaska's two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate have very different records when it comes to issues close to Alaska Native voters.CommentaryHeather Kendall-Miller,Lloyd Miller

Sports

Basketball pro Griffin a hit at youth camp

Kelsey Griffin, Alaska's only professional women's basketball player, spent Saturday morning at Wasilla's AT&T Sports Center showing a group of about 60 kids, most of them girls, that hoop dreams aren't just for boys.Beth Bragg

Culture

When you're an Alaskan on TV, do your neighbors roll their eyes?

In a Q&A with Alaska Dispatch News, "Yukon Men" star Stan Zuray talks about what the experience is really like for those who throw their hats into the Alaska reality TV ring -- and about life in the village of Tanana, which has had more than its fair share of heartache this year.Kyle Hopkins

Arctic

Study: Sparser, thinner Arctic Ocean ice enabling new phytoplankton blooms

New research finds that reduced ice cover is stimulating a new phenomenon in the Arctic -- extra blooms of phytoplankton occurring in the fall, just before freeze-up, in addition to the usual springtime blooms.Yereth Rosen

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