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Former Anchorage Assembly members Chris Birch and Cheryl Frasca are spearheading the first organized effort to affirm the city's controversial labor law. 

Devin Kelly
Nearly 250 people crowded into the school commons to hear the latest on the long-proposed project that has pitted the School District against residents of a nearby subdivision who worry about increased traffic, noise and bright lights that they say will come with the stadium. Tegan Hanlon
As the state’s work on the Susitna River mega-dam continues, a new private proposal has surfaced for a smaller dam on the nearby Talkeetna River, loved for its salmon and rapids.Zaz Hollander
As of Tuesday, Alaska remained one of only a few states that had not reported patients infected with enterovirus 68. Children younger than five with asthma run a higher risk of developing a more serious illness from the virus, state health officials said. Tegan Hanlon
One of four men accused of beating 18-year-old James Clinton, whom Anchorage police found in the basement of a downtown house set for demolition in September 2013, pleaded guilty last week to a single first-degree assault charge.Jerzy Shedlock
When it came time for Sen. Click Bishop to ask his opponent in the state Senate race a question during a debate Tuesday, he said he had an excellent reason for not doing so.Dermot Cole
The labor group's "Alaskans for Walker Mallott" is the first super PAC-style group it's created that's focused on a governor’s race.Alex DeMarban
More than 50 people attended the eighth and final hearing conducted by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on the marijuana initiative Tuesday, with a couple of dozen people arguing that legalizing marijuana is either a sensible action and a matter of personal choice or a grave threat to children that opens the door to addiction and wasted livesDermot Cole
With floating ice sparse in the Chukchi Sea, an estimated 35,000 walruses were found crowded onto a beach Saturday near the Northwest Alaska village of Point Lay, according to federal biologists. Yereth Rosen
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan confirmed his general election debate schedule Tuesday, setting up seven matchups with incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich before Election Day in November.Nathaniel Herz