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.Alaska Dispatch News
In a warmer climate, I would be writing about fall chrysanthemums or “hardy mums” in the garden because this is the season for these beauties. When the dahlias and the Shasta and Long Island daisies fade, these lovelies start to bloom. For the next six to eight weeks, they rule. Jeff Lowenfels
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
The Kenai Police Department continues to look for leads five months after the disappearance of a young family. Meanwhile, relatives of the missing family remain consumed in grief and apprehension, searching for closure.
OPINION: It is unfortunate that Gov. Parnell continues to decline Bill Walker’s invitation for a one-hour statewide live TV debate on natural gas projects. Rather, it seems he prefers to rely on state employees to do his campaigning on this critical project.Craig Richards