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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
ANALYSIS: State officials say there is a public interest in keeping the Petro Star refineries in business, which is why they support a subsidy plan. No one has said that the Tesoro refinery is likely to shut down, though, which is a good reason to take Tesoro out of the bill.Dermot Cole
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
Students and teachers from Kotzebue, Kiana and Noorvik formed a snowmachine caravan, volunteering with the race and learning about mushing and its history.Jillian Rogers
After the national economic crash in 2007-08, the housing and renting market in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough fell off. But these days both the construction and buying markets have become quite competitive. Megan Edge
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
Gov. Sean Parnell's pay-down plan is largely endorsed by the Alaska House. The cash infusion would reduce the size of future annual payments towards the unfunded liability.Pat Forgey
The Last Frontier’s newest movie stars are three grizzly bears named Sky, Amber and Scout.Sean Doogan
The defense team of James Michael Wells began calling witnesses Thursday as the federal murder trial playing out in Anchorage neared the end of its third week. Wells' personal physician took the stand, as well as an automobile expert.Jerzy Shedlock
The Spin Doctors made waves in the early 1990s with two chart-topping hits, "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." They'll play Downtown at the lot at the railroad depot. Alaska Dispatch