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The UAA women smother Christian Brothers University 88-43 on Thursday evening, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Alaska Airlines Center. 
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Pulse Dance Company will host its annual season fundraiser in French this weekend with a theme of Moulin Rouge-inspired burlesque. Pulse is known for its innovative approach to modern dance in Anchorage.  The group's previous burlesque pieces have displayed its ability to push the genre and flex dancers' muscles.Pulse Dance Company will showcase "Moulin Rouge Burlesque" at Chilkoot Charlie’s on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 21-22. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
Bill Roth

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Specialist Zachary Chvala of A/3-509th fires an M-4 rifle while competing in the U.S. Army Alaska Marksmanship Competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Read more: U.S. Army Alaska Marksmanship Competition Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Bill Roth at broth(at)alaskadispatch.com.
U.S. Army Alaska and the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, hosted a three-day small-arms marksmanship competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson that ended with a Combined Arms event on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Military competitors from across the state fired rifles and pistols during the event, held to select teams to represent Alaska at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship in February at Fort Benning, Ga.  Competitors also had the opportunity to earn the Army's Excellence in Competition badge and gain points toward becoming a Distinguished Marksman.
Tara Young

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It was naptime for Izzy and Oreo as the Alaska Zoo’s brown bears (approximately 700 pounds each) were sedated as part of a University of Alaska Anchorage study about the eating habits of bears.Alaska Zoo veterinarian Riley Wilson, his assistant and daughter Calista, curator Shannon Jenson, and UAA research scientist Matt Rogers gathered blood and hair samples from the two bears for the study.By getting a baseline of the bears in captivity, biologists can compare data with information gathering from the wild and learn more about the dietary habits of brown bears.Watch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Six different players lit the lamp at the Sullivan Arena to lift Service-East to a 6-1 girls hockey win on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, over South-Bartlett.
Lisa Demer
What's now called the Platinum Creek Mine, on the Salmon River near Kuskokwim Bay, dates back to the 1920s but most recently was run from about 2008 to 2012 by XS Platinum Inc. Long-ago operators used a big dredge to dig for platinum and left waste piles that still block the river and tributaries, according to a federal biologist.Photographed August 2011.
Tara Young

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In 2013, Covenant House Alaska held its annual candlelight vigil to acknowledge homeless youths in Anchorage and to show them they are not alone. Josh Louwerse, outreach program director for Covenant House, reminded people that the best thing you can do when encountering a homeless youth is "look somebody in the eye and remind them that they are a person ... that they are important."The Covenant House outreach team goes out on the streets of Anchorage five nights a week to interact with homeless youths and provide supplies, support and information about Covenant House's services.The 2014 candlelight vigil will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at the Anchorage Museum.Watch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Loren Holmes
On Tuesday night, after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, 159 soldiers returned home to their friends and families waiting for them at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Brian Brettschneider
Dozens of skaters took advantage of good ice and relatively warm temperatures during a day-long skate around the Lynx Lake loop trail in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow, Alaska, November 16, 2014.
Matt Tunseth
South defeated Dimond in the 4A state volleyball championship match on Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Beth Bragg
Mt. Edgecumbe beat Monroe on Saturday to claim the 3A state volleyball championship at the Alaska Airlines Center.

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