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Nine students from Clark Middle School and Alaska Native Cultural Charter School met for the Yup’ik Spelling Bee, held in the Clark library on Friday, March 27, 2015....

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Lead:North, an Institute of the North leadership program for young professionals, hosted a “speed dating” event with Anchorage mayoral candidates at Snow Goose Restaurant on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Seven candidates participated....

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“Arctic Ambitions” is the first time Captain Cook’s journal has left the vaults in Great Britain since his ships returned home, 235 years ago. The fact that the British Library shipped such an artifact to Alaska speaks to the confidence they have in the Anchorage venue...

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Dancer Josh Murry of Portland-based dance company BodyVox led a workshop for West High School dance students in Anchorage on Tuesday...

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NOME -- There was a sickening pop, followed by an eerie silence as the crowd inside Breakers Bar realized what they’d witnessed: Aliy Zirkle had just broken some woman's arm...

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NOME -- Her blistered, frostbitten fingertips covered in tape, the iron lady of Alaska sled dog racing collapsed into a snowbank early Thursday morning in Nome and let out a deep, satisfied sigh...

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Paige Drobny was certain she had 26th place wrapped up in the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Her dogs had other ideas...

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NOME -- Like a man saved from drowning, Paul Gebhardt gasped for breath as he hunched over the handlebar of his sled early Thursday in Nome....

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NOME -- Although the excitement surrounding Dallas Seavey’s win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was clearly Wednesday’s race highlight, throngs of people continued to gather along the finishing chute as the rest of the front-runners arrived in continually-warming temperatures through the afte...

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As late-night partiers flooded onto Front Street, Dallas Seavey’s claimed a third Iditarod championship early Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old's wispy blonde goatee was coated in frost by the 10-degree temperatures as he crossed the finish line at 4:13 a.m...

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