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The back and forth over state funds set aside for a proposed indoor tennis facility in Anchorage has ended. Legislators hashing out the state capital budget have decided to use the remaining $4.4 million for another purpose.

Sean Doogan
In a piece for Politico, a University of Alaska Anchorage political science professor argues that by giving Joe Miller a national audience with her 2010 Senate race endorsement, Sarah Palin helped ensure a victory for Mark Begich this fall.Alaska Dispatch
The wrangling over Alaska's education funding bill continued on Tuesday in a special committee made up of House and Senate members, who seemed as far apart as ever in the debate over how, and how much, funding to provide Alaska's schools.Pat Forgey
Some Western Alaska leaders worry that a proposed ballot initiative to legalize marijuana will place undue burden in already strained rural Alaska villages.Suzanna Caldwell
The state argued Tuesday that a ballot initiative banning setnetting in Alaska's urban areas is unconstitutional because it involves resource allocation, a matter reserved for the Legislature. Initiative supporters say the measure only targets gear, a common initiative topic.Suzanna Caldwell
The defense team representing James Michael Wells called upon a tire expert Tuesday to challenge a piece of the government’s theory of how a double homicide on the island of Kodiak took place in April 2012.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska Wildlife Trooper Sgt. Brent Johnson said the illegal lingcod harvest was substantial for that region, amounting to approximately 70 percent of the entire lingcod quota for the area. Yereth Rosen
Much-smaller Hilcorp, known for its role in rejuvenating oil production in the aging Cook Inlet oil patch, is expected to agree to become operator of the Endicott, Northstar and Milne Point oilfields on Alaska's North Slope.Alex DeMarban
When a great horned owl swept low across a yard and then out of sight in Homer carrying a pet dog, the family was devastated. But the tale of the dog and raptor was only beginning. Hannah Heimbuch | The Homer Tribune
Alaska State Troopers found 2 ounces of meth, along with 32 baggies containing suspected meth, in Kenneth Bradley's backpack on Monday morning, according to charging documents.Laurel Andrews

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  • Before tackling weightier matters, Obama and Prime Minister Abe dined at a 10-seat restaurant where the world's top sushi chef decides the menu – and you don't want to know the cost.
  • "Forget the Delorean," Google Street View product managers say: Google is now offering visual "time travel." Users can now click back through the visual history of sites around the world using Street View.