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In a fiery debut, a young Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Don Young asked voters at a debate in Kodiak to oust the congressman from his long-held seat, saying Young has lost his clout because of a past ethical violation and is no longer effective. Alex DeMarban
A sharp, wide-ranging debate on Alaska fisheries Wednesday evening saw organizers and Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich put Republican challenger Dan Sullivan on the defensive over his pro-development record, with Sullivan delivering some targeted shots of his own at Begich.Nathaniel Herz

The darkening skies of fall in northern latitudes boost our opportunities to see stars, northern lights and spectacular sunsets.

Scientists say gatherings of thousands of walruses on northwestern Alaska shorelines, like the congregation of 35,000 animals spotted this weekend near the village of Point Lay, are a relatively new phenomenon that could be risky to the big marine mammals.Yereth Rosen
A truck driver was convicted Wednesday of failing to report a crash on Interstate 90 in Montana where an 81-year-old Alaska man was killed a year ago.The Associated Press
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 focuses 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