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The state’s largest 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.  

Alex DeMarban
At Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting, Assembly members Dick Traini and Paul Honeman introduced an ordinance to toughen towing regulations, curb fees and penalties, and increase protection for vehicle owners.Devin Kelly
A family starring in the reality television series "Alaskan Bush People" faces multiple felony charges tied to falsely submitting applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, according to documents filed in Superior Court.  Tegan Hanlon
The state of Alaska on Wednesday filed for en banc review by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Hamby v. Parnell, hoping the full court will overturn a lower court's decision allowing same-sex marriage in the state.Suzanna Caldwell
A $23.8 million grant to boost the undergraduate study of biomedical research and health sciences by rural Alaska students will offer new education opportunities at 10 campuses across the state, the University of Alaska Fairbanks said. Alaska Dispatch News
The Anchorage Assembly approved an external audit of the troubled SAP software project Tuesday night while raising pointed questions about the project’s future. The Assembly also narrowly voted to ban metal palisade fences shorter than 7 feet. Devin Kelly
The endorsement came at a reception hosted by Palin on Tuesday night in which she told about 100 guests that she supports Walker and his running mate, Byron Mallott, because she trusts them to responsibly develop Alaska’s resources, said a release from the Walker-Mallott campaign. Alex DeMarban
A proposal to outlaw metal palisade fences, singled out by biologists for goring moose, squeaked by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night.Devin Kelly
A national tea party group on Wednesday endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, with tea party favorite Joe Miller appearing in a new radio commercial on Sullivan's behalf.Nathaniel Herz
The U.S. Senate race in Alaska has featured a ferocious debate over incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s record, with Republicans relentlessly casting him as a tool of President Barack Obama while Begich, meanwhile, runs television ads asserting his independence from Washington. But a series of comments from Obama this month have complicated Begich’s message.Nathaniel Herz

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