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A proposal to dike and dredge the Matanuska River comes after years of agitating from a Sutton couple whose house perches at the crumbling river's edge.

Zaz Hollander
On the Kenai Peninsula, where visitors account for a 40 percent swell in the local economy each summer, a year of disappointing salmon runs means a bottom line that looks a little bleak for local businesses.Megan Edge
A plane with four people aboard went down shortly after takeoff from Lake Hood Sunday evening, coming down in the woods not far from the airport.Michelle Theriault Boots
The Army Corps of Engineers is working on the final new barracks as part of an effort to meet federal standards enacted in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense. The model requires barracks for single personnel to resemble “small efficiency apartments.” Tegan Hanlon
A 33-year-old Wasilla man was arrested Saturday night for driving recklessly while “severely intoxicated” with seven young children --  none wearing restraining devices -- in his truck, the Alaska State Troopers said.Michelle Theriault Boots
Burkhead’s students don’t work with a textbook; he has them reading freshly published science journal articles and working with primary source material.Kathleen Mccoy
The Alaska VA Healthcare System has moved a nurse practitioner from Anchorage to Wasilla to treat patients at the Mat-Su VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a facility that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has flagged for investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs.   Tegan Hanlon
On the eroding Bering Sea coast of far Western Alaska, archaeologists from around the world are unearthing remnants of an ancient Yup’ik village frozen in place for hundreds of years.Lisa Demer
John A. Miscovich, an unlikely giant in the Alaska placer mining industry, invented the “Intelligiant,” a water cannon that changed the development of hydraulic gold mining, as well as firefighting, riot control and countless industrial applications that rely on high-pressure streams of water.Dermot Cole
With two dull campaigns from the major party candidates and an independent trying to prove he’s relevant and electable, the talk so far about the 2014 governor’s race is less about issues than about the notion that three people are running.Richard Mauer

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