Stubbs the Cat, Mayor of Talkeetna, Passes Away

Stubbs, the feline mayor of an Alaska town since 1997, passed away on Thursday, ending a 20-year term that started with a surprise election win when he was less than a year old.

The mayor passed away in his sleep during the night, according to a statement from his owners, KTUU reported.

Stubbs was elected mayor during a write-in campaign when residents opposed all of the human candidates, according to UPI. Or so the story goes.

According to NPR, the town has no real mayor, so there could...

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