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The Alaska Conference of Mayors has voted to oppose the marijuana legalization initiative and pledged to donate $5,000 to “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2,” a campaign opposing the ballot measure.  
Laurel Andrews
A chapter of world history closed on Thursday when the U.S. Army’s 793rd Military Police Battalion was removed from active duty at a ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. The battalion is probably best known for protecting the “Red Ball Express” supply lines after D-Day and for its involvement in the Nuremberg war trials.
Mike Dunham
An Anchorage Superior Court jury convicted 37-year-old Yoder Blalock on Thursday of second-degree murder, disagreeing with his claims he attacked his victim with a short sword in self-defense.
Jerzy Shedlock
Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have made thousands of court records confidential in cases where charges are dismissed or defendants have been acquitted, saying the bill went too far.
Dermot Cole
In the latest revision of it's Arctic drilling plan, Shell envisions two rigs drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's Northwest coast and operating as each other's required backup. The revised plan doesn't necessarily mean the company will drill in 2015, but it keeps that possibility open.
Yereth Rosen
With no answers yet about why an Army rocket failed Monday in Kodiak, leaders of the state-subsidized Alaska Aerospace Corp. find themselves wrestling with the tricky question of public relations damage control. They're also wondering who will pay for the damage to the launch complex.MilitaryDermot Cole
OPINION: Critics of the hundreds of thousands of bonus dollars being offered to the president of University of Alaska obviously don't understand how business works in these modern times.CommentaryRick Goodfellow
Keith Miller admitted the family was pretty upset at the time the dog was taken, and he and his brother went looking for the perpetrators, even though they'd never been all that enamored with their father's zeal for making foam food art. FeaturesCraig Medred
From livestock to live music, giant veggies to jousting, everyone finds something to enjoy at the Alaska State Fair -- as long as they're willing to brave the wet weather.
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Tara Young

Sports

Bell-Holter, Rohde take hoops games to Eastern Europe

Hydaburg's Damen Bell-Holter and former UAA All-American Taylor Rohde both signed contracts this month to play professional basketball in Eastern Europe.Beth Bragg

Culture

Mission to cook 50 Filipino meals in 50 states comes to Anchorage

Yana Gilbuena is on a mission to cook 50 Filipino feasts in all 50 states in 50 weeks. The five-course meal in Anchorage was a delicious adventure. Food was heaped in a pile on the banana leaves (“don’t eat them,” Gilbuena joked), in the middle of the table and everyone dug in, family style.Shannon Kuhn

Arctic

Proposed road to Ambler mining district faces fresh opposition along route

As the state continues its outreach to Interior communities near the proposed route of an industrial road to a controversial mining district in Ambler, some have voiced opposition and now one has declared its land off limits.Zachariah Hughes | KNOM

Nation/World