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Mat-Su Assembly member Jim Colver was leading incumbent Eric Feige on Wednesday in a hotly contested Republican primary for a state House district that runs from Whittier to Valdez to Delta Junction. But some party faithful say Colver is more D than R. Zaz Hollander
A Palmer judge has delayed the murder trial for a Palmer teen accused of shooting 45-year-old Frank Pushruk and pushing his body off a cliff over the Matanuska River in March. Zaz Hollander
Authorities updated the number of people hurt in Monday's crash involving a tour bus and a semi on the Parks Highway to roughly 10 Princess guests plus both drivers. The semi driver and a Princess guest required medevac flights to the hospital. Zaz Hollander
In the latest setback for the Meadow Lakes gravel pit and construction debris dump operated by B&E Construction, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has ordered the company to remove a mountain of debris accumulated over the years without a permit.Zaz Hollander
The company that owns Mat-Su Regional Medical Center said Monday it believes Chinese hackers stole personal information from 4.5 million customers across the country, though it wasn't immediately clear how many -- if any -- Alaskans are among them.Zaz Hollander
Michael and Paula Williams want to share the story of Mat-Su peonies with the world, and that calling has earned the couple the title of 2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family.Zaz Hollander
Reaching speeds above 270 mph, dragsters at Alaska Raceway Park -- which has been hosting drag races in the Butte, near Palmer, since 1964 -- bring raw speed to a friendly, scenic venue.Marc Lester

Alaska Raceway Park has been hosting drag races in the Butte, near Palmer, since 1964.

Marc Lester
Why are state transportation officials reaching all the way to Juneau for an unlikely comparison to a toll-free bridge when they already have an actual toll road, through the Whittier tunnel, they could have used as an example?Pat Forgey
The pilot in a fatal plane crash at Big Lake Airport Sunday was seen leaving an Anchorage bar about an hour beforehand, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. But investigators won't know whether alcohol was a factor until test results come back. Zaz Hollander


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