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Cats Rule in Talkeetna, AK

By Erin Lale

A Manx cat named Stubbs clawed his way to the top of the field of candidates to win a write-in campaign for Mayor in Talkeetna, Alaska. Known for catting around at Nagley’s general store, where he regularly drops in for a nip of catnip from a wine glass, the feline mayor has catapulted Talkeetna to fame. Locals think he is doing a purr-fect job of promoting tourism to their town of almost 900 residents at the base of Mount McKinley. Reactions to the story include encouraging Stubbs to run for President; although the odds are against him, many feel he could lick the competition.