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From left to right: Bill Walker, Byron Mallott. The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell.

Candidates in Alaska governor's race join forces

The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell.

by RACHEL D'ORO

Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths

JUNEAU - Television ads in Alaska's U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims. U.S. Sen.
Becky Bohrer

5 things to know about marijuana and its effects on driving

WASHINGTON - The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel.
JOAN LOWY

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.  
SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
JOAN LOWY

Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings

KENAI - Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No.
DAN BALMER

5 things to watch in Alaska's general election

ANCHORAGE - Legalizing pot, trying to find the Libertarian candidate for Senate and whittling through a growing field for Alaska governor are among the things to watch ahead of the Nov.
MARK THIESSEN

Scouts scan newspaper, one page at a time

EAGLE RIVER - When Eric Lundgren began searching for an Eagle Scout project, he didn't have to look far. In fact, he didn't have to look beyond his own family.
CINTHIA RITCHIE

Fairbanks spent $7k on mayor's $37.50 fine

FAIRBANKS - The city of Fairbanks has so far spent about $7,000 appealing a $37.50 election-law fine leveled on the mayor. The Alaska Public Offices Commission ordered City Mayor John Eberhart to pay the $37.

Photo: $500,000 fill-up

One of the world's largest private yachts, simply named "A," appears after a $500,000 fuel-up Friday, Aug. 29 at Pier 90 in Seattle, Washington.
Jordan Stead

Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

ANCHORAGE - Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry plan. In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.
ELWOOD BREHMER
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