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A two-day clinic in downtown Anchorage next week hopes to provide $1 million in free dental care to Alaskans on a first-come, first-served basis. Laurel Andrews
Karlie West, 21, allegedly drove the getaway vehicle in the murder of a 15-year-old Anchorage girl who died in the early morning of April 1. West was arraigned Friday as the victim's family looked on. Laurel Andrews
New provisions in the omnibus education bill being considered by the Alaska Legislature include extra help for the largest school districts, but critics say the move risks destabilizing a carefully crafted balance in education funding between rural and urban districts.Pat Forgey

What happens if the Port of Anchorage were compromised by a natural disaster? A collaborative military exercise is orchestrating a plan -- just in case.

Loren Holmes,Megan Edge
Karlie West, 21, was charged her with murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree. She allegedly drove the Jeep Cherokee involved in the incident in the early morning of April 1, when the murder of 15-year-old Precious Alex happened.Laurel Andrews
The Legislative Council, after asking its chairman to negotiate a purchase of a downtown Anchorage building, reversed course today and decided to stick with a costly 10-year lease instead.Dermot Cole
Lamar Burney is charged with the early morning murder of 15-year-old Precious Alex -- an accusation relatives say is particularly shocking since the families of the victim and the suspect are "definitely close."Laurel Andrews
With thousands of absentee and challenged ballots outstanding and less than 20 percent of Anchorage turning out to vote, key results were uncertain Tuesday night.Sean Doogan
The election-year attempt to buy an Anchorage office building for $28 million and lease the land underneath it doesn't have the votes in Juneau. Senate President Charlie Huggins says the Legislature should learn more about it and vote next year. Alaska Dispatch staff
Anchorage voters hit rock bottom in October of 1977, when an abysmal 11 percent of registered voters bothered to go to the polls.  Here's hoping more people will offer their view on how to run the city and its school district in 2014.Sean Doogan

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