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The endorsement came at a reception hosted by Palin on Tuesday night in which she told about 100 guests that she supports Walker and his running mate, Byron Mallott, because she trusts them to responsibly develop Alaska’s resources, said a release from the Walker-Mallott campaign.

 

Alex DeMarban
A national tea party group on Wednesday endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, with tea party favorite Joe Miller appearing in a new radio commercial on Sullivan's behalf.Nathaniel Herz
The U.S. Senate race in Alaska has featured a ferocious debate over incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s record, with Republicans relentlessly casting him as a tool of President Barack Obama while Begich, meanwhile, runs television ads asserting his independence from Washington. But a series of comments from Obama this month have complicated Begich’s message.Nathaniel Herz
A day after he told Wasilla High School students that suicide shows a lack of support from friends and family -- just days after a student there committed suicide -- Rep. Don Young was back in the Valley defending his statements, and adding a few more. Zaz Hollander
The most memorable quotes from audio released Tuesday of the September party at which former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's family was involved in a melee.Laurel Andrews
Alaska is either a national leader or laggard on job creation, based on newly released state and national employment data and how you choose to look at the numbers.Pat Forgey
Congressman Don Young came to Wasilla High School to engage with students and ended up having to express his regret for any offense taken during a session that reportedly included obscenities, a parable about bull sex and what school officials described as "hurtful" comments about suicide. Zaz Hollander
A new filing from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan details the sources of the $2.5 million his campaign raised in August and September, as well as a sprinkling of interesting payments made by Sullivan’s campaign as part of the $2.4 million it spent during that period.Nathaniel Herz
Audio clips and photographs taken by police officers at the scene of a brawl involving the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were released Tuesday by the Anchorage Police Department. Laurel Andrews
In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, one of the major-party candidates has a law degree from Georgetown and graduated from Harvard. The other didn’t graduate from college. Guess which one is running the wonkier, more policy-focused campaign?Nathaniel Herz

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  • An unidentified gunman traumatized the heart of the Canadian government Wednesday, killing a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and then entering the nearby Parliament building, where he fired multiple shots. Police officers rushed to secure the building and move occupants to safety as they hunted for the assailant.

  • A soldier was shot near Canada's parliament building in Ottawa on Wednesday in an ongoing incident possibly involving multiple shooters. Canada has far tighter restrictions than the US on owning a firearm.