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A 55-year-old Tok man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle rollover on the Alaska Highway, Alaska State Troopers said. Zaz Hollander
Invasive plant species are already here in Alaska, but you can do your part to help minimize the damage they would otherwise inflict on the economy and ecology of the 49th state.Jeff Lowenfels
Paris Bakery and Café is a sincere little restaurant with good service, a pleasant atmosphere and a flair for sauces.Mara Severin
Under the terms of a broad legislative grant of secrecy governing gas pipeline work, a new joint venture agreement between the state and the oil companies including a state commitment of up to $125 million will remain confidential to the public and to legislators.Dermot Cole
LETTERS: Readers weigh in on a variety of issues, from statewide to local. Today, topics include oil taxes, natural gas utility rates and a celebration for 20 years of parkland Pt. Woronzof.Alaska Dispatch News
Don't miss the annual Friends of Pets Dog Jog set for Saturday at Service High School. Not only are there runs for people and dogs, but there are lots of other fun events and vendors for dog owners and lovers. Pooches on leash are allowed. Best part: It's a fundraiser for Friends of Pets, and money raised goes toward pets in need. Mike Lewis
Here is Leo, an 11 month old, neutered male, pit bull mix. Leo still has plenty of puppy about him. He's very active, playful and energetic, enjoys interacting with people, likes running, exploring, and playing fetch.Mike Lewis
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Every two years, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens its gates to the public for two days of free aerial demonstrations, military equipment displays and aircraft tours. The open house  draws big crowds -- organizers estimate about 125,000 people flooded the base each day at the 2012 show.Tegan Hanlon
The Nunaka Valley girls endured a tough time at the Little League Softball West Regionals for 11-12 year olds, dropping their final pool-play game 11-0 to a team from Montana on Wednesday night.Alaska Dispatch News
Doubleheader splits were all the rage in the Alaska Baseball League on Tuesday, when the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Peninsula Oilers traded wins, as did the Fairbanks Goldpanners and Mat-Su Miners.Alaska Dispatch News
Tim Easton, Leeroy Stagger and Evan Phillips didn't let distance stop them from collaborating on a new album with a bigger sound. Chris Bieri
Sarah Palin's back, and people love watching shows about Alaska real estate.Emily Fehrenbacher
36 Crazyfists will celebrate their new album "Time and Trauma" by headlining their first Mat-Su concert -- "Big Lake Open Air," a music festival and water sports event.Rachel Kenshalo
I thought Joe had his life together, or at least was on the same level as me, but staying on his girlfriend’s couch for seven months after they broke up seems totally strange.Wayne and Wanda
In meeting that stretched four and a half hours Wednesday, a Kuskokwim River salmon advisory group agreed to set aside proposals to declare “no confidence” in Alaska's subsistence and commercial fishing managers and instead work within the system.Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers say six fishing vessels were seized after their operators were discovered this month drifting gillnets one to two nautical miles outside an open fishing area in Kulukak Bay in Southwest Alaska.Jerzy Shedlock
A former Mount Marathon junior champion, high school state champion and Division II college runner, Denali Foldager is on the mend after battling addiction. She's engaged, employed, eager to train and feels she's getting a little better every day.Doyle Woody
A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a group looking to ban commercial setnet fishing in Alaska's urban areas, saying the measure can go before voters.Suzanna Caldwell