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With Lack of Snow in Southcentral Alaska, Iditarod Officials Consider Moving Restart North to Fairbanks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Race marshal Mark Nordman said the committee is considering the move, though he said Tuesday the race "isn't even close to making that decision."

Brawl Featuring Palins Just a Heapin' Helpin' of Alaska Hospitality

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Yes, for those of you who were out hunting and missed it, the 49th state's favorite, half-term, ex-governor and her clan are home for a spell and back at it again. This time it's a made-for-the-internet brawl in Oceanview, an upper middle-class Anchorage neighborhood.

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

Mega-Gaffes From Another Wasilla Republican

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Wasilla City Councilman, Republican State House candidate (and former candidate for Alaska Lt. Governor in 2010), Mark Ewing keeps talking. And then...

Researching the Rogue: Selected Entries From the Secret Journal of Joe McGinniss

Laurence Hughes | Posted 11.19.2011 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

I constantly have to ask the Palins to turn the music down. Every night they play the same song over and over at ear-splitting levels. How many times can you listen to "Barracuda?"

Sarah Palin E-mails: Uneventful Final Batch Released

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state of Alaska released the last emails in the most recent Sarah Palin message dump Wednesday, concluding one of media history's most anti-climatic moments.

Portugal. The Man Wow Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

New York City was invaded with residents of Wasilla, Alaska last week. The real treasure of Wasilla, Portugal. The Man, invaded the Lower East Side and wowed a sold-out audience Friday night at Webster Hall.

Sarah Palin's Hometown Newspaper Declares Resurrection 'Miracle'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Once there were some standards for miracles. The hierarchy of a church, often the Catholic Church, investigated what events had taken place, and event...

Rough Trail Lies in Wait Past Iditarod

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Enjoying a warm, sunny day, a handful of people could be found milling about Tuesday at mile 405 of the Iditarod trail sled dog race. Although not a s...

A Call For Civility

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Let's take the recent events in Egypt and learn an important lesson: namely, democratic reform can be non-violent. And let's hope that, whatever the future holds for the country, civility will prevail.

It's a Mystery Why the Tea Party Loves Sarah Palin

Matt Zencey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Zencey

Doesn't the Tea Party know? As governor, Sarah Palin ran the kind of big government they despise -- and showed a slick politician's slippery regard for ethical propriety and truth.

Tea Party Cancels Christmas Pageant; Could Not Find Three Wise Men

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"We couldn't find three wise men," Tea Party holiday coordinator Carol Foyler told reporters. "It's too bad, because we had plenty of sheep."

WASILLA JAY! Leno Visits Palin Hometown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Late night talk show host Jay Leno dropped by Sarah Palin's hometown to help open an Air Force Reserve recruiting office. T...

Pete Rouse and the Lies of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The obsessive quality of Palin's to demonize an opponent has repeated itself frequently and consistently in her brief political career, now with the newly named White House Chief of Staff, Pete Rouse.

Joe McGinniss, Palin Neighbor & Author, Leaving Wasilla To Write Book

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sarah Palin can take down the fence. Palin's neighbor of three months on Wasilla's Lake Lucille, author Joe McGinniss, is pa...

Sarah Palin's Hometown, Wasilla, Alaska

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cynthia Wachtell

The students of Wasilla are reading a lot about war. They are reading about World War II, Vietnam, and the war in Afghanistan.

Mayor Levi Johnston? Wasilla Campaign Part Of Reality Show

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

JUNEAU, Alaska — From Playgirl to ... politico? That's right: Levi Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, is confirming a report that Johnston is plan...

Sarah Palin Isn't Alaska's First Feminist

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

On the whole, I'd say Alaska is the kind of place where people don't tend to cling to outmoded ideas of what makes a woman a woman. Everybody looks equally silly in chest waders.

Why Isn't Sarah Palin Endorsing Alaska Gov. Parnell?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Wasilla political queen-maker Sarah Palin endorsed a candidate for governor last week, but it wasn't her old sidekick Sean Parnell, Alaska's governor.

Levi and Bristol, Modern-Day Romeo and Juliet?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Stanton Peele

Like Romeo, Levi doesn't seem to have much to do besides be in love. How did Romeo make a living, anyhow? As for Levi -- how does he support himself, anyhow?

Why Is It The Mother Of All Tea Parties Can't Get No Love?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

We're talking here about the Alaskan Independence Party -- the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party. Alaska Dispatch asked Tea Party-endorsed, Repu...

Salmon Vodka? Alaska Distillery Develops Fish-Flavored Liquor

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASILLA, Alaska — Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails. The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flav...

What's Wrong with Sarah Palin?

Malia Litman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malia Litman

For over one year I have been researching, reading, and writing about the multitude of things that have led me to believe that Sarah Palin is unfit to...

Wasilla Editor Loses Job in Wake of Palin-McGinniss Dust-up

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alaska Dispatch News

When Joe McGinniss rented a house next to the Palins' home, the local paper ran an editorial reminding McGinniss that "Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property." The editor responsible is now out.

Career Counseling for Sarah Palin in 2013

Malia Litman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Malia Litman

By 2013, either Barack Obama will have been re-elected or a Republican will be taking office, but it won't be Sarah Palin. Let's see if we can help Sarah figure out what to do next.