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With the Alaska National Guard scandal raising questions about trust and accountability in Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration, his re-election team has tried turning the tables on opponent Bill Walker, hammering him over every inconsistency or vague response.

Alex DeMarban
Independent Alaskans, known for their libertarian streak, were a key reason activists threw their support behind Alaska’s effort to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. But with only days before the vote, it's anyone's guess whether those live-and-let-live folks will go to the polls, and which way they'll vote.Suzanna Caldwell
A Parnell administration commissioner who wrote to state retirees on official letterhead this week, mentioning that he is "very grateful for Governor Parnell's leadership," defended the document by saying it doesn't mention the election next week, so it is not an improper use of state resources for campaign purposes.Dermot Cole
Among the 21 Alaska legislative races in Anchorage this year, those in one district stand out: Senate District K in West Anchorage. None of the area's three incumbents are running for re-election, creating hotly contested races for the state Senate and House.Sean Doogan
When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.Associated Press
Alaska politics is a small world, with campaigns sometimes even pitting former colleagues and friends against each other. But an episode Thursday involving fermented cabbage and the state's U.S. Congressional races took the tight-knittedness to a whole new level.Nathaniel Herz
Alaska’s two leading U.S. Senate candidates on Thursday night met for the last time before Election Day in a policy-focused debate on the state’s public broadcasting network.Nathaniel Herz
Rep. Don Young criticized Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar on Thursday for bringing up House ethics violations in a televised debate for U.S. Congress, arguing that he was found not guilty because he only received a letter of reproval, not a sanction.Dermot Cole
Politicians’ claims of unique powers to unlock the refuge to oil development -- and criticisms of opponents for failing to accomplish that elusive goal -- have been staples of Alaska campaign rhetoric for decades.Yereth Rosen
Gov. Sean Parnell said he responded right away when he first heard of trouble within the command structure of the Alaska National Guard. Challenger Bill Walker said Parnell responded by asking the very person he should have avoided — the guard's leader.Dermot Cole

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