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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
The Alaska Technical Center is on the verge of opening a new dormitory that would allow high school students from across rural Alaska to attend the vocational school, making it the latest regional boarding school in the state.Suzanna Caldwell
An Anchorage man was being held in the Mat-Su Saturday afternoon after flashing a phony badge to avoid traffic while driving recklessly down the Old Glenn Highway, troopers say.Alaska Dispatch News
For the detectives investigating sexual abuse of minors, the epidemic is all too real and the stories too constant to let them push the faces of suspects and victims from their thoughts.Jerzy Shedlock
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.Mike Dunham

The 2014 Alaska State Fair Giant Cabbage Weigh-off attracted 22 entries.

Marc Lester
Targeting what he believes is corruption in the Alaska Legislature, political activist Ray Metcalfe has filed an application with the Elections Division to launch a new citizen initiative aimed at stopping lawmakers from voting on bills that help their donors, their employers and others.   Alex DeMarban