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The largest annual gathering of Alaska Natives is a high-stakes political scene as much as a cultural event, with candidates vying for attention before thousands of delegates from distant villages -- and a coveted endorsement from a pivotal part of the electorate.

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The UAA Seawolf Debate Team and the Alaska Dispatch News hosted a debate on Thursday, October 23, 2014, about marijuana legalization in Alaska.

Marc Lester
The state’s largest gathering of Alaska Natives is a high-stakes political scene as much as a cultural event, with candidates vying for attention before thousands of delegates from distant villages -- and a coveted endorsement from a pivotal part of the electorate.  Alex DeMarban
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 at the scene of a Sept. 6 brawl involving the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were released Tuesday by the Anchorage Police Department.

Laurel Andrews
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
The Justice Department’s non-response to an information request about U.S. Rep. Don Young will cost the government $86,000 in legal fees, a Washington, D.C., judge ruled Tuesday.Richard Mauer

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