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Troopers, rangers and mountain rescuers were summoned to O'Malley Peak twice over the weekend in separate incidents of hikers in need of aid.Alaska Dispatch News
As merger talks continued Labor Day between Democratic gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker, the Democratic Party scheduled evening meetings of its governing body to ratify a deal on a unity ticket -- if one can be struck.Richard Mauer
If Russia won’t buy seafood from the U.S., we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s congressional delegation to retaliate against Russia’s yearlong ban on food products from the U.S. and several other nations.Laine Welch
Why did your Twitter feed turn from a fun community to a threatening mob? Let's take a look at the factors that feed online bullying.Lynne Curry
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OPINION: Raising the federal minimum wage would make a difference in the lives of 28 million people, including every single Alaska resident.Thomas E. Perez

The Matanuska River is closing in on Ed and Val Musial's home in Sutton. A planned project might be enough to route the river away, but it's dependent on the slow-moving wheels of government.

Marc Lester
A proposal to dike and dredge the Matanuska River comes after years of agitating from a Sutton couple whose house perches at the crumbling river's edge.Zaz Hollander
With two months left before Alaskans vote on a ballot measure to potentially legalize recreational marijuana, the groups for and against the initiative are ramping up their outreach efforts.Laurel Andrews
On the Kenai Peninsula, where visitors account for a 40 percent swell in the local economy each summer, a year of disappointing salmon runs means a bottom line that looks a little bleak for local businesses.Megan Edge

Summer is peak season for Kenai Peninsula businesses, although "patchy" salmon runs can hurt retailers who count on happy visitors for a healthy bottom line.

Megan Edge
When Alaska Central Express flight 51 crashed near Dillingham on March 8, 2013, it was the result of mistakes made by numerous people, both on the ground and in the air. As with all crashes, there are lessons to be learned.Colleen Mondor
A plane with four people aboard went down shortly after takeoff from Lake Hood Sunday evening, coming down in the woods not far from the airport.Michelle Theriault Boots
The dwelling, constructed from wood that floated down the Mackenzie River, is part of a larger group that may date back 500 years and be the biggest community of its kind discovered in the High Arctic. Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International
OPINION: Columnist Shannyn Moore argues that the Mount Polley Mine disaster in British Columbia is just another reason that Pebble mine should never happen.Shannyn Moore
OPINION: A new study indicates that overuse of antibiotics is degrading our overall health. The best solution may not be trying to replace what we have sanitized out of us but rather to try not to mess so much with our bodies and diets in the first place.Carey Restino
OPINION: Alaska's two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate have very different records when it comes to issues close to Alaska Native voters.Heather Kendall-Miller,Lloyd Miller
Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker have been meeting since midweek to discuss whether they should merge their gubernatorial campaigns into a bipartisan or nonpartisan unity ticket.Richard Mauer
Books of interest to both Alaska anglers and teenagers.Alaska Dispatch News