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In a new TV commercial, the wife of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan criticizes incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, saying he is attacking Sullivan for serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and as a White House fellow and an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush.

Nathaniel Herz
A district chairman with the Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit challenging the lieutenant governor's emergency order that authorized the "unity" gubernatorial ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, arguing that the merged ticket didn't constitute an "emergency" under state law.Alex DeMarban
Gov. Sean Parnell will announce the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend, for the first time since 2011. Campaign rivals call the move -- coming during a gubernatorial race and with a higher amount expected -- a political stunt.Pat Forgey
A man who went on national television to tell how members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's family were involved in a brawl at an Anchorage birthday party says he was fired from his job after speaking up. Eric Thompson, who appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" last week, posted a video on YouTube Tuesday seeking work.Laurel Andrews
A 2012 lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker that challenged a settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil over development at the Point Thomson oil field is being targeted by the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell as anti-development.Alex DeMarban
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he will vote for an initiative to increase Alaska’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2016, after saying before the Aug. 19  GOP primary that he was opposed to the change.Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Policy Forum, which publishes pay of thousands of public employees in Alaska, is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. Alex DeMarban
Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of interactions are taking place nightly on the porches, decks and hallways of Alaska homes, which for the next two months will be the front lines of a high-stakes, costly battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mark Begich.Nathaniel Herz
In a few months, Alaskans will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Here's what we know (so far) about how that might look.Suzanna Caldwell
As police continue to investigate a brawl in South Anchorage over the weekend, more details emerged from a man who said he witnessed the fight and laid out the Palin family's alleged involvement. Following his interviews with media, a report surfaced that the man had been fired from his job for speaking about the incident.Laurel Andrews



  • After a passionate campaign that spanned two years of mounting intensity but reached back into centuries of history, Scottish voters headed for the polling booths Thursday to choose in a referendum whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to secede and become an independent nation.

  • President Barack Obama promised a military audience here Wednesday that he would not send troops into combat in the campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role U.S. soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.