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The sound of dental drills filled the air at the Dena'ina Center Friday, the site of a massive free dental clinic sponsored by the nonprofit organization Alaska Mission of Mercy. By 10 a.m. 700 people had walked through the doors hoping to receive no-cost dental care.

Megan Edge
Family and friends crowded the New Hope Baptist Church in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood Thursday afternoon for 15-year-old Precious Alex's funeral service. Speakers painted a picture of an affectionate, intelligent girl who was deeply loved.Laurel Andrews
The Anchorage Assembly has decided on new reimbursement rules for officials who travel on city business and campaign along the way, and a Wednesday work session will help it decide what to do with a $15 million windfall.Sean Doogan
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

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