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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
Kenai Peninsula residents say hundreds of dead jellyfish have washed ashore in recent weeks. But biologists say the die-off is a normal part of the jellyfish life cycle.Megan Edge
The business sign above Rainbow Spa off Tudor Road has been removed following the arrest of a woman allegedly practicing prostitution out of the small space, where, according to Anchorage police, sexually exploited women were living.Jerzy Shedlock
Kenai Peninsula residents say hundreds of dead jellyfish have washed ashore in recent weeks. But biologists say the die-off is a normal part of the jellyfish life cycle.Megan Edge
A Gambell man who police say was drunk allegedly fired a loaded rifle, threatened VPOs and managed to escape custody last week in the St. Lawrence Island community. Megan Edge
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
OPINION: Gov. Sean Parnell says the state has “stopped the drop” in oil production. But he should stop saying that. Oil production in the first 9 months of 2014 is down 4 percent over the same period in 2013.Dermot Cole

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