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Kenai Peninsula residents have noticed hundreds of dead sea nettle jellyfish wash ashore in recent weeks. But biologists say the event is a normal part of the jellyfish's life cycle.Megan Edge
The business sign above Rainbow Spa off Tudor Road has been removed following the arrest of a woman allegedly practicing prostitution out of the small space, where, according to Anchorage police, sexually exploited women were living.Jerzy Shedlock
A Gambell man who police say was drunk allegedly fired a loaded rifle, threatened VPOs and managed to escape custody last week in the St. Lawrence Island community. Megan Edge
Right winger Joey Crabb of Anchorage has been sent to the AHL from NHL Florida, but the Panthers are still on the hook for his NHL salary. Plus, more pro notes.Doyle Woody
OPINION: Syrians caught between a brutal dictator and brutal zealots need American help.Radwan Ziadeh
A man was hospitalized after he was shot in the neck outside a restaurant on Anchorage's 5th Avenue Monday night, police said.Alaska Dispatch News
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LETTERS: Readers hold forth on the U.S. Senate race, a Muldoon park and the purpose of ballot initiatives.Alaska Dispatch News
Saying she's been spending all her time thinking about the Senate, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday she wouldn't endorse anyone in Alaska's gubernatorial race.Alex DeMarban
If Alaska lawmakers want to know the inner details of the gas pipeline and what the state and oil companies are doing, they will be asked to take a pledge to keep it confidential.Dermot Cole
A meeting in Bethel over the weekend looked to get ahead of the science and policy involved in the state's proposed 2016 adoption of new escapement goals for the Kuskokwim.Lisa Demer
In Anchorage on Monday, U.S. Rep. Don Young took on actor Ted Danson for his views on fisheries waste, advised state leaders to build the King Cove road and let the U.S. marshals stop them, and asked why the state funds the environmental conservation department to just be a "puppet" of the Environmental Protection Agency. Alex DeMarban
The gubernatorial campaigns tussled over budgets and budget cuts Monday at a debate in Juneau, each trying to sound fiscally conservative, but not too fiscally conservative, in a city reliant like no other in Alaska on government spending.Pat Forgey
A fire in East Anchorage that saw two firefighters taken to the hospital with minor injuries was sparked by used charcoal, according to an Anchorage Fire Department investigator.Tegan Hanlon
OPINION: Alaskans deserve better than the Affordable Care Act.Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Bryce Warnke-Green, 25, suffered spinal injuries in the Sunday accident  and was flown to Seattle for surgery. Authorities wouldn't immediately say what caused the crane to tip.Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
OPINION: For four years, Gov. Sean Parnell failed to recognize the magnitude of the problems in the National Guard. The governor passed up many opportunities to take charge and provide remedies, and I won't be voting for him.Dan Kendall
The Mat-Su child abuse investigation unit of the Alaska State Troopers in January 2013 received a report that the man had sexually abused a 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy over a 10-year period. Both are now over 18. Zaz Hollander