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Palmer farmer Ben VanderWeele and his crew were harvesting potatoes on Wednesday.

Bill Roth
Alaska’s two senators proposed congressional action Thursday to clamp down on the National Guard to prevent misconduct from festering the way it has in the scandal-plagued Alaska National Guard.Richard Mauer
Kenai resident Michael Keith Ellis stands accused of raping or sexually abusing at multiple children from infancy until they were about 8 and 9 years old. Some of the victims were allegedly abused into their teen years.Jerzy Shedlock
Uber -- the company that lets you order and pay for a car ride via smartphone app -- began operating in Anchorage on Wednesday night over the objections of taxi companies and questions about whether it conforms to municipal code.Sean Doogan
Democratic Alaska Sen. Mark Begich on Thursday voted against a measure backed by President Barack Obama to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State, breaking with the Senate majority leader, other Alaska lawmakers in the nation's capital and his Republican opponent, Dan Sullivan.   Tegan Hanlon
With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.Alex DeMarban
Alaska State Troopers say a brief pursuit just outside Wasilla ended Thursday afternoon when the driver of a stolen car was killed in a single-vehicle rollover. Zaz Hollander
Wasilla police have identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Bonty early Monday as a two-year veteran of the department. Zaz Hollander
Reggie Drummond, who had only assumed the post as administrator of the Legislature's Select Committee on Legislative Ethics in June, said the position wasn't a good fit.Pat Forgey
The new gleaming spires reaching skyward near the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks remind some of ice crystals, while others say the shapes are reminiscent of quartz crystals or the imagined architecture of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.Dermot Cole