Elections officials reported record-breaking early voting numbers Monday in the Anchorage mayoral runoff between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz that has rapidly taken turns both bruising and bizarre.
Devin Kelly,Nathaniel Herz
A 17-year-old Anchorage girl pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide and DUI in the death of well-known Anchorage cyclist Jeff Dusenbury last summer.
Michelle Theriault Boots
In a compromise with Mayor Dan Sullivan over the 2015 municipal budget, the Anchorage Assembly on Monday agreed to use $2 million in surplus money from Solid Waste Services to reduce property tax bills. 
Alex DeMarban
Alvin Rodriguez-Moya has been arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder in an East Anchorage stabbing that left one dead and another critically injured Sunday morning.
Jerzy Shedlock,Megan Edge
Searchers from the village of Kwethluk on Sunday pulled the body of a young woman out of an open lead in the thawing ice of a branch of the Kuskokwim River, ending a long search that involved scores of volunteers.
Lisa Demer
The Polar Pioneer drill ship and its accompanying tugboats do not -- for now -- belong at the port’s Terminal 5, a site currently devoted to cargo ships, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development has ruled.EnergyYereth Rosen
Two Capitol meetings, one that happened and one that didn't, suggest a budget deal may be hard to come by for Alaska leaders.PoliticsPat Forgey
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first approval to an Alaska company for the commercial use of drones. Alaska Aerial Media said it hopes to use its business to teach people about drones and eventually provide services in emergencies like wildfires.TechnologyJerzy Shedlock
Every spring, Judy Connolly makes a call to investigators to see if there's any news in the violent 1978 death of her daughter, Shelley Connolly. It's a call she's been making for a long time, still looking for answers in a 37-year-old murder.Crime & JusticeMichelle Theriault Boots

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Strong support for public education squares with Republican principles

OPINION: Longtime Republican says lawmakers need to understand that investment in education is like investment in defense - essential in an increasingly competitive world.Will Hastings

Sports

UAA's hockey schedule includes newbie Arizona State

UAA's season-opening game in its Kendall Hockey Classic will be against Arizona State, which will be playing its first Division I opponent in its inaugural season in the NCAA's highest division after transitioning from club status.Doyle Woody

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Watch while gray whales chow down in Resurrection Bay this spring

When the first gray whale breached, it caught many of us off guard. My 10-year-old pointed toward the stern, mouth hanging open, as again and again the gray whale presented us with an impressive display of marine mammal athleticism. The atmosphere was electric after that. Erin Kirkland

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Arts Scene: From 'Three Minutes in Poland' to 'Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands'

Suanne Unger, author of  “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands,” and Moses Dirks, one of the book’s contributors, will take the floor at the next Smithsonian Spotlight lecture, noon Thursday, May 7, at the Anchorage Museum. Mike Dunham

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Rosneft readies more Kara Sea mapping

The company, hit by Western sanctions and low oil prices, is postponing drilling, but it says seismic mapping is still a go. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

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We Alaskans

Released by Algonqin Books just last week, Heather Lende's new book "Find The Good"  has already found a spot on the Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List for hardcover nonfiction. 
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