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Only about 8,000 of a needed minimum of 15,000 spawning king salmon were in Alaska's famed Kenai River by Thursday.  The latest computer projection puts the expected return at just 13,000 to 14,000 fish -- even with further catches eliminated. 

Craig Medred
Only about 8,000 of a needed minimum of 15,000 spawning king salmon were in Alaska's famed Kenai River by Thursday.  The latest computer projection puts the expected return at just 13,000 to 14,000 fish -- even with further catches eliminated. Craig Medred
The man, who has not been identified, said he was walking with his unleashed dogs off of Hiland Road. The dogs wandered off and when they ran back, they were trailed by a brown bear sow. Tegan Hanlon
Fifteen percent of the candidates for statewide office on the Aug. 19 GOP primary ballot are named Dan Sullivan. Rivals of Daniel Scott Sullivan, who’s running for Senate, argue that he’s likely to benefit from the conservative credentials that Mayor Daniel Albert Sullivan has earned in his 15 years as an elected official.Nathaniel Herz
OPINION: The actual length of the annual Crow Pass Crossing backcountry marathon has been variously reported over the years, but one thing is clear: It's a journey fraught with tough terrain and pain.Doyle Woody
OPINION: The actual length of the annual Crow Pass Crossing backcountry marathon has been variously reported over the years, but one thing is clear: It's a journey fraught with tough terrain and pain.Doyle Woody
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Michael Corey to the Superior Court to replace Judge Sen Tan, who is retiring.Jerzy Shedlock
Tensions and economic restrictions could delay some multinational oil and gas projects in Russia's far north.Mia Bennett
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut, tweeted a photo of Israel and Gaza taken from the International Space Station. The photo may display rockets exploding in the dark of night in the Israel-Hamas conflict.Eva Botkin-Kowacki
The National Weather Service forecast several inches of snow Thursday night and Friday for parts of the Brooks Range. While the occasional light dusting of snow is common, a weather service meteorologist said, the amounts expected are unusual.Alaska Dispatch News

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