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Begich, Sullivan spar over natural resources in U.S. Senate debate

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN ANCHORAGE –  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. Read More:

Paper lantern launch in East Anchorage surprises motorists, air traffic controllers

By Matt Tunseth, ADN ANCHORAGE – An interfaith event that included the launching of paper lanterns in support of victims of domestic violence led officials at Merrill Field to briefly reroute airplane traffic Thursday night when the lanterns appeared in the flight path, according to Anchorage police. Read More:

Parnell signs Native language bill in emotional ceremony at AFN convention

By Lisa Demer, ADN ANCHORAGE – 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. Read More:

Feds announce $5 million effort to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE – A remote Alaska village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems. Read More:

Police ask for public’s help in case of pit bull found hanging from tree

KTUU staff The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help in an animal cruelty case discovered earlier this month in East Anchorage. On Oct. 10, a man walking in the woods near East 20th Avenue and Rosemary Street spotted a pit bull hanging from a tree. The animal was already dead, its throat […]

Anchorage TV station wrongly airs contentious Begich ad

The Associated Press | ANCHORAGE – An Anchorage television station inadvertently aired a commercial for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that the campaign had pulled because the ad sparked outrage. Read More:

Crab quotas up; illegal fishing still an issue

By Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce ANCHORAGE –  Crab quotas are up this year, but the fleet remains concerned about the fishery outlook as they wait for action from the U.S. government on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Read More:

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