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More than 100 women who are incarcerated at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center participated in the “Success Inside and Out” program to prepare for their release.
Back for the third year running, Skinny Raven’s Frightening 4K drew over 800 runners to the streets of Anchorage, many of them dressed in elaborate and decidedly un-aerodynamic costumes.

Raw: Bear Cub Strolls Through Oregon Drug Store

Shoppers at an Oregon Rite-Aid drugstore were surprised to see a bear cub scampering down the aisles last weekend, as reported by the Associated Press.A bear cub in a grocery store isn't an everyday occurrence, but if the footage seems familiar to Alaskans, there's good reason -- another young, ursine shopper was caught on video raiding the produce section of a Ketchikan grocery store in October 2011.
The South High Wolverines defeated the West High Eagles 20-6 in the 4A State Championship football Game on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Anchorage Football Stadium. 
The Anchorage Museum is asking AFN attendees to help collect info on 500 photographs.
The Ovluaq Dance Group from Barrow performed at the 2014 First Alaskans Elders and Youth Conference Wednesday, Oct. 22, marking the end of three days full of music and dance, educational workshops, and words of inspiration.Watch 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. 
The largest annual gathering of Alaska Natives is a high-stakes political scene as much as a cultural event, with candidates vying for attention before thousands of delegates from distant villages -- and a coveted endorsement from a pivotal part of the electorate.
The UAA Seawolf Debate Team and the Alaska Dispatch News hosted a debate on Thursday, October 23, 2014, about marijuana legalization in Alaska.
Inevitable fragility is, in a way, what “Groundwork,” a solo exhibit by Anchorage artist Keren Lowell, is all about.
The Alaska Federation of Natives' annual three-day convention -- the biggest Alaska Native gathering of the year – started Thursday morning at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. The conference attracts as many as 5,000 people from Barrow to Kodiak, Nome to Sitka. It’s a huge economic driver for Anchorage, a chance for politicians to mingle and candidates to prowl for votes, a reunion for families and friends and colleagues. It’s a multidimensional event, with a huge Alaska Native art show and two nights of song and dance performances. 
UAA students and staff gathered in front of the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences building to view a partial solar eclipse.

AKRN - Lame Tricks

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of six Alaska Robotics News multimedia commentaries leading up to the 2014 general election. Look online for new videos each Monday and Thursday.Unless you've been hiding in a cave on the moon, you probably caught the Sullivan campaign's advertisement featuring X-Games silver medalist Cory Davis. Davis calls out Sen. Mark Begich for his lame riding skills and inability to fly through the air in slow motion on a quarter-ton sled.I think it's one of the more annoying political ads this year. Davis seems likable, friendly even, and the spot itself has admirable production quality. There's just no substance.At first I thought the commercial might be a more nuanced criticism of Begich, I didn't know the Colville River Road project and thought Dan Sullivan might be implying some more condemnable act. For example, if Begich had taken credit here for a project he didn't work on, that would be a lame trick. But that doesn't appear to be the case.A quick breeze through news archives reveals several articles providing evidence that Begich has been involved in the Colville River project for years and was a big part of making it happen by repeatedly pushing back against the feds.I'm not saying this is a reason to vote for Begich, but I do think we should all be demanding a little more from Sullivan before we hand him the keys to the sled. He's campaigning on hyperbole and sound bites and that shouldn't cut it.I would like to vote for more than a construct built in thirty second increments.Contributors' note: We're working on three more of these segments before the election and we're interested in what you'd like us cover. Drop a comment here or you can always email us at hotnewztips4u@alaskarobotics.com.Created by Pat Race, Lou Logan, Aaron Suring, Jamie Karnik and many others, Alaska Robotics News is a political satire series focused on Alaska. The series was initially funded through Kickstarter and some cash donated in an unmarked brown paper bag. Alaska Robotics is group in Juneau publishing short films, comics and many other creative works. Follow their projects online at AlaskaRobotics.com or in person at their gallery at 220 Front Street.The views expressed here are the writer's own and are not necessarily endorsed by Alaska Dispatch News, which welcomes a broad range of viewpoints. To submit a piece for consideration, email commentary(at)alaskadispatch.com.

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