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Marc Lester
The Matanuska River is closing in on Ed and Val Musial's home in Sutton. A planned project might be enough to route the river away, but it's dependent on the slow-moving wheels of government.
Megan Edge
Summer is peak season for Kenai Peninsula businesses, although "patchy" salmon runs can hurt retailers who count on happy visitors for a healthy bottom line.
Marc Lester
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will soon complete construction on barracks being built to replace others, some of which were built more than 50 years ago.
Marc Lester
More than 200 volunteers pitch in to recycle bottles, cardboard and more at the Alaska State Fair.
Beth Bragg
Kelsey Griffin, a 6-foot-2 power forward, is Alaska’s only pro in the women’s basketball game. She recently ended her fifth WNBA season with the Connecticut Sun and later this month she is headed to Australia for her third season with the Bendigo Spirit, the team she has led to consecutive WNBL championships.
Erik Hill,Lisa Demer
Archaeologists are unearthing a trove of material -- and knowledge of the past -- from an ancient Yup’ik settlement in Southwest Alaska. 
Dimond beat South, 13-7, in an overtime flag football game.
Tara Young
“Marmaduke” claimed the title of king of the cabbages Friday night at the 19th annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at the Alaska State Fair. At nearly 118 pounds, it wasn’t enough to unseat the world record of 138.25 pounds set in 2012, but the washing-machine-size vegetable grown by Steve Hubacek of Wasilla topped this year’s closest competitor by 4 pounds.The expectations of the crowd in the bleachers at the Farm Exhibits Building were high. Hubacek and Scott Robb of Palmer, the grower of the world-record cabbage known as the “Palmer Pachyderm,” had each brought in plants weighing more than 111 pounds when the fair opened. These were for display, not for the Weigh-Off, so many presumed that the growers thought they had bigger offerings for the contest.But as the cabbages came off the trucks and into the ring, it was evident there’d be no world records this year. Robb said he thought his contest entry, “Gorgeous George,” outweighed the 111-pounder, but he couldn’t be sure. “I hope I didn’t bring in my biggest one last week,” he said.Read more: 'Marmaduke' wins Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at Alaska State FairWatch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Bob Hallinen
Thousands of sandhill cranes gather at the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the fall before their migration south from Fairbanks. After feeding on mature barley planted at the former dairy, cranes fly off to marshy areas to roost for the night.
Alaska Dispatch News
At 5 feet 8 inches, John A. Miscovich was an unlikely giant in the Alaska placer mining industry.
Bob Hallinen
The Alaska Technical Center in Kotzebue is building a dormitory to help bring in high school villagers to study at the school, making it Alaska's newest magnet school.
Erik Hill
No hecklers in this crowd -- maybe because the entertainers are flannel-wearing, blue-collar types whose props are sharp, dangerous objects handled with extraordinary expertise. 

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