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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
The commercials focus on the last few months of incumbent Democrat Mark Begich’s tenure as Anchorage mayor, reviving a years-old debate over his fiscal legacy that pits Begich and his supporters against Anchorage's current mayor, Republican Dan Sullivan, and his allies.Nathaniel Herz
Anchorage police are investigating a fight that broke out during a party in South Anchorage over the weekend involving 20 people. The party was thrown in part for Todd Palin's birthday.Laurel Andrews



  • In one of the Islamic State’s first responses to President Barack Obama’s declaration that he would “degrade and ultimately destroy” it, the group released a short video late Tuesday in which it appeared to say that its militants would kill U.S. ground forces should Obama deploy them.

  • While independence-minded Basques, Catalonians, and Corsicans may view Scotland's referendum as something to emulate, the Scottish first minister has distanced himself from their causes.