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At least one person was taken to a hospital and dozens were displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment building in East Anchorage around 7:30 am Saturday, according to Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief Kevin Keene. 
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West High’s dominating defense dropped Service into frequent down-and-distance difficulties in the first half Friday night and helped deliver a 48-6 Cook Inlet Conference victory.
Erica Martinson
Protests, parties, foreign dignitaries and flight restrictions: just a few of the upcoming hiccups the Anchorage police and others are preparing to deal with as the President of the United States touches down in Alaska in just over a week.
Maya Evoy
These muffins are a beautiful way to use up those ripe strawberries.
Bill Roth
The Mat-Su Borough School District celebrated the opening of its newest high school, Redington Junior / Senior High School near Knik, with an assembly and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. The school opened this year for students in grades 6-10.  Grades 11 and 12 will be added over the next two years.  The school was named after the late Joe Redington, Sr. who is known as the father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Shelby Lum

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David Assard, 82, survived a crash after his Navy patrol plane was shot down by Russian jets in 1955. The crew of the plane was rescued by Siberian Yupik National Guard members on St. Lawrence Island.He recounted his story during a trip to the Prince William Sound Museum in Whittier on Aug. 8, a visit hosted in part by the Prince William Sound Economic Development District.Read more: Survivor of attack returns to thank villagers who rescued himWatch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Tara Young,Mike Dunham

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Icey Ives is a B-Boy, and not just a Friday night wannabe. On Saturday, Aug. 22, he’ll represent Alaska at the Red Bull BC One North America Final in Orlando, Florida. Billed as “the world’s largest and most prestigious one-on-one B-Boy competition,” the Red Bull contest features 16 dancers from the U.S. and Canada in an all-out throw-down to see who goes to the international championship in Rome on Nov. 14.Ives practiced his moves in the dance studio at the Spenard Recreation Center last Thursday. To the hip-hop pulse of a mix tape he sidled smoothly across the floor, head level, torso straight and steady while his feet wove around with the speed and articulation of the fingers of a sign language adept. Then he broke into the exciting stuff.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.Read more: Anchorage B-Boy heads to national competition in Florida 
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A selection of photos from Alaska Dispatch News photographers and contributors from August 2015.
Alexandra Ellis, who killed bicyclist Jeff Dusenbury while driving intoxicated in South Anchorage last year, was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison.
Loren Holmes
Around 45,000 Anchorage students returned to school on Wednesday, the first day of school in Alaska's largest school district.
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The Grace Christian, Service and South boys and girls cross-country teams competed in four-person relay races on a 1-mile course at the Hillside Trails during the Southside Scramble meet on Tuesday.
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On Tuesday, the Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services unveiled its new mobile clinic, dubbed Wellness on Wheels.

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