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During a Thursday morning hearing in Anchorage, Christopher Brandon Lee waived his rights to fight extradition to California, where he’s accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin.
Jerzy Shedlock
The site is designed to give a snapshot of construction activity and special events around the city that could affect traffic flow. 
Devin Kelly
Alaska's long summer night filled with sunlight are important to growing big vegetables, some champion growers tell NPR, but it takes a lot more to grow the truly gargantuan record-setters.
Alaska Dispatch News
Oil companies and their allies spent as much as $170 for every vote they won Tuesday to thwart an oil tax repeal. Candidates across Alaska knocked on thousands of doors and rang countless phones. How did voters respond? With a resounding shrug.  
Kyle Hopkins
I think the best lives, like George Edwards' and Richard Dauenhauer's, are both dreamed up and really true, don't you?VoicesHeather Lende
On the first day of school, a veteran Anchorage elementary school teacher talks about education challenges, what motivates her year after year and first-day jitters. EducationMarc Lester
The lead-in to the GOP primary for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat has already racked up an unprecedented $15 million in spending. But the real campaign is only just starting: No fewer than five groups independent of the candidates have announced or disclosed new campaign spending this week aimed at influencing the results of the general election.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
Alaska’s top union official said Wednesday he doesn’t believe the state AFL-CIO will endorse anyone for governor if the two leading challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell can’t agree to merge their campaigns.PoliticsRichard Mauer

Sports

Latest Aces signings: Goalie Summerhays, forward Currier, both of Anchorage

The Alaska Aces on Thursday announced two more signings, both locals: rookie goaltender Steve Summerhays, fresh out of Notre Dame, and second-year foward Tyler Currier, the former Seawolf.Doyle Woody

Culture

Noted Alaska historian, linguist Richard Dauenhauer dead at 72

Dauenhauer, who came to Alaska  in the late 1960s, made important contributions to the preservation of Tlingit lore and language. He also was a respected poet and former Alaska poet laureate.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Cultural ties may help prevent suicide, experts say

Suicide rates for Alaska Natives 70 and older are only half the national rates for that age group, according to information gathered by James Allen, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, and his colleagues.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World