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An interfaith event Thursday night that ended with the launching of paper lanterns in support of victims of domestic violence led officials at Merrill Field to briefly reroute airplane traffic, while at least one vehicle on the Glenn Highway was hit, according to Anchorage police.  Matt Tunseth
The UAA volleyball team won its seventh straight match Thursday by knocking off 24th-ranked Central Washington.Beth Bragg
The Aces have lost their first four games of the hockey season, extending the worst start in the club's 12 ECHL seasons.Doyle Woody
“I was asked to remind that this is a nonsmoking venue,” said moderator Steve Johnson before the debate. “This seems particularly relevant.”Suzanna Caldwell
Letters: Readers have their say on Don Young, Mark Begich, Dan Sullivan, same-sex marriage and the splendid relief of ADN photography.Alaska Dispatch News

The UAA Seawolf Debate Team and the Alaska Dispatch News hosted a debate on Thursday, October 23, 2014, about marijuana legalization in Alaska.

Marc Lester

Inevitable fragility is, in a way, what “Groundwork,” a solo exhibit by Anchorage artist Keren Lowell, is all about.

Mike Dunham
Artist Keren Lowell's first big solo show, now on display at the Anchorage Museum, uses discarded material to create large-scale abstract fabric work. Mike Dunham
This buttery maple concoction comes with salted pecans. It’s like fall glory in popcorn form and it’s super tasty and addictive.Maya Evoy
There's a growing interest in “cultural tourism” around the world -- and that includes learning more about the history and lifestyle of Alaska’s native people. Scott McMurren
South and West will play on Friday at 6:15 p.m. for the Alaska large schools state football championship. Matt Tunseth
A spokesman for Rep. Don Young said the congressman will be speaking publicly at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention in Anchorage on Friday and might address the issue of his comments on suicide there. Alex DeMarban
For the first time in their lives, as Gov. Sean Parnell, state legislators, tribal leaders and an overflow crowd looked on, Alaska Native people one by one took the microphone Thursday to speak in their Native language -- as an official state language. Lisa Demer
The translators must stick to the speeches and avoid getting sidetracked or caught up emotionally. That’s hard when difficult topics such as sexual abuse come up. Lisa Demer

The Alaska Federation of Natives' annual three-day convention -- the biggest Alaska Native gathering of the year – started Thursday morning at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. The conference attracts as many as 5,000 people from Barrow to Kodiak, Nome to Sitka. It’s a huge economic driver for Anchorage, a chance for politicians to mingle and candidates to prowl for votes, a reunion for families and friends and colleagues. It’s a multidimensional event, with a huge Alaska Native art show and two nights of song and dance performances.

 

For the second time this week and the third time since late August, a magnitude 5 earthquake rattled the Fairbanks area Thursday morning, originating near Minto about 10 miles below ground on an unmapped fault.Dermot Cole
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican opponent Dan Sullivan took their typical campaign themes to a new venue on Thursday, as the two squared off at a natural resources-focused debate sponsored by groups representing the mining, timber and oil industries, among others.Nathaniel Herz
A barge that broke from tow cables during a severe storm Tuesday is adrift in the Beaufort Sea with about 950 gallons of diesel fuel on board. Tegan Hanlon