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If you could ask Vladimir Putin one question, what would it be? Submit it to Russian National Central Television's woman in Alaska, and the Russian leader may answer it in his annual, sit-down Q-and-A.

Alex DeMarban
The idea behind “American River Renegades” was to feature people who make their living along the water. For PJ Simon, a Koyukon Athabascan who grew up at the foot of the Brooks Range, that means subsistence fishing and hunting. Alex DeMarban
This week, there was a devastating lack of Sarah Palin in "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," and everything felt a bit less amazing.Maia Nolan-Partnow
OPINION: If you can buy the idea of the former governor as simply “a wife, a mother, a sportsman and, above all, an American,” you might be surprised at how much you enjoy her new reality TV outing.Maia Nolan-Partnow

Get ready for another tease, Palin fans: Sportsman Channel has released a new set of clips to promote Sarah Palin's new cable show.

Alaska Dispatch
OPINION: I don’t blame the vessels that jumped on the opportunity to turn "Deadliest Catch" into a profitable endeavor. Commercial fishing in the Bering Sea is a tough business, but their profit is generated at the rest of the crab fleet’s expense.Erik Velsko
The popular boat once captained by the late Phil Harris will return to seek crab in Alaska's waters during the 10th season of 'Deadliest Catch'.Sean Doogan
Team Endurance, which included Iditarod musher Dallas Seavey and North Slope business executive Eddie Ahyakak, won the reality TV competition "Ultimate Survival Alaska" on Sunday night.Alex DeMarban
After decades of waiting, the film "Spirit of the Wind" about sprint musher George Attla is finally available for purchase in Alaska's largest city.Suzanna Caldwell
Born and raised in Anchorage, actor Cedric Sanders has been chasing his dream for half his life. Now, he's landed a role alongside prominent actors Christian Slater and Steve Zahn in the new ABC television pilot "Mind Games."Laurel Andrews



Lawmakers should end Alaska courts' experiment in public shaming

OPINION: The rationalization for keeping dismissed criminal charges public is the very reason they need to be kept confidential: Too many people are not willing to believe that someone charged with a crime can be innocent. But hundreds of people are acquitted or have their cases dismissed each year.Marcelle McDannel