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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. 
Marc Lester
The 2014 Alaska State Fair Giant Cabbage Weigh-off attracted 22 entries.
Doyle Woody
The West Eagles beat the Service Cougars on Friday 23-20 in a rematch of last season's state title game at Service.
Marc Lester
East defeated Eagle River 63-0 in Week 3 of the high school football season Thursday at Anchorage Football Stadium.
Trina Landlord
The last few times I’ve returned home, it’s been mainly in the winter months. This year, I made a decision to go home to go berry picking for my 85-year-old grandmother.
Loren Holmes
Just a few of the nearly 70 food vendors at the fair this year build their menus around locally grown, fresh produce despite the Matanuska Valley’s New Deal farm colony roots and a two-year Alaska Grown campaign to get more veggies from nearby fields and other local products into food booths. 
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska U.S. Senate candidates Begich, Sullivan debate at UAA

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich faced his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, for the first time Wednesday evening in a debate in Anchorage, with the two candidates drawing sharp distinctions between their visions of the state’s future and its path over the nearly six years since Begich was elected.The contrast was stark, with Begich seeking voters’ support for another term in Washington, D.C., where he said he’d worked with other lawmakers to push forward pragmatic solutions to challenges like health care costs, the nation’s immigration crisis, and its slow economic recovery from the 2008 recession.Begich’s attitude was perhaps best summarized by remarks in his closing statement.“I want to talk about what’s possible,” he said. “At the end of the day, I’m going to sit down with people, listen to folks, try to find that common thread that binds us.”Sullivan, meanwhile, laid out a more pessimistic view, saying people in Alaska were losing hope and that Begich had failed to reverse what Sullivan described as an unsustainable path for nation. Voters should choose him, Sullivan added, because “we’re running out of time.”Read more: Sharp debate between Sullivan, Begich kicks off general election campaign
Mara Severin
Eating at the fair is all about strategy. You need a plan if you intend to eat well from each of the fair’s main food groups (carbs, food on a stick, deep-fried and the extremely important powdered-sugar group).
Tara Young
From livestock to live music, giant veggies to jousting, everyone finds something to enjoy at the Alaska State Fair -- as long as they're willing to brave the wet weather.Read more: Dinosaurs? Pork chops? Volunteers help fairgoers find the wayFrom giant cabbage to cheap tickets: tips for navigating the Alaska State FairPhotos: The 2014 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)
Marc Lester
Despite national trends, Anchorage malls are faring well.
Bob Hallinen
The Maniilaq Association is working to serve Alaska Native foods in their elder care facility in Kotzebue, Alaska.