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Alaska schools are being offered what Senate Republican leaders are saying is generous funding for next year, but it is less than school advocates say Alaska schools need to stave off another year of teacher and other cuts.
Pat Forgey
Defense attorneys representing James Michael Wells, who is charged with murdering two co-workers on Kodiak Island in April 2012, attempted to call a well-known criminal nicknamed “Eyeball” as a witness. Prosecutors fought his inclusion.
Jerzy Shedlock
Though significantly lower in height than Everest, Mount McKinley climbing is rendered difficult by the mountain's extreme northern location. It's much colder than Everest, too. 
Craig Medred
Despite claiming disability over the course of five years, he allegedly went dip netting and fishing. Now Amancio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. has been indicted for fraud and stealing money from the government.
Jerzy Shedlock
OPINION: Instead of leaving Alaska's fate in the hands of the federal justices, let's make a statement together -- Alaska is a place that accepts, loves, and provides equal opportunity to all Alaskans. CommentaryHollis French
Students and teachers from Kotzebue, Kiana and Noorvik formed a snowmachine caravan, volunteering with the race and learning about mushing and its history.EducationJillian Rogers
In this week’s journey into the amazing U.S.A., Sarah Palin wants to know: “Arrr ya ready for adventure?”Film & TVMaia Nolan-Partnow

Arctic

Law enforcement in northern Canada: Booze seized in Northwest Territories, new 911 service eyed in Yukon

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police found vodka, beer and other contraband in vehicles stopped on winter roads. Yukon officials, meanwhile, are hoping to expand 911 service beyond the Whitehorse area. CBC News

Voices

Unknowns, lack of public review mean Alaska gas line bill should be stopped

OPINION: The Alaska Legislature is poised to commit the state to a path to ownership in a pipeline project we cannot afford, and to paying costs for shipping gas we do not produce. And despite the administration’s assurances, many of the project's waypoints may be signed without public involvement or legislative approval.Lisa Weissler

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