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West High School student Jack Consenstein woke up extra early on Thursday April 7, 2016 to watch the sunrise at his favorite spot for mountain running. Consenstein captured the stunning scene from the ridge approaching Little O’Malley Peak between 6 and 10:30 a.m.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact the multimedia team at photo(at)alaskadispatch.com.  
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Archiving Alaska's History | INDIE ALASKA

When old film reels find their way from dusty basements to the Alaska Film Archives in Fairbanks, Angie Schmidt's job is to restore and maintain the footage. Having found her own Alaska adventure through her role as the head archivist, Angie holds a deep understanding of Alaska's history and is committed to restoring a collection of 2,000 "Alaska Review" raw tapes."Indie Alaska" is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly series captures the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and play.  
Zaz Hollander
Meet the king and queen of Houston's nascent cannabis business.
Bob Hallinen
University of Alaska Anchorage officials said Friday that between 200 and 300 jobs will have to be cut in response to a proposed $50 million budget cut to the university system.
Bob Hallinen
Kids from the Providence Center for Child Development preschool and from the Credit Union 1 day care race around the Providence Health Park Courtyard in the Mini Heart Run in Anchorage, AK on Friday, April 15, 2016. The 95 children took part in the 15th annual Mini Heart Run. They prepared for the event with classroom work and fitness training. The 2016 Alaska Heart Run will be held on Saturday April 23.  
Marc Lester
Mountain View residents gathered for one of their most popular evening events Thursday. The elementary school’s annual Multicultural Night celebrates the many backgrounds of the students and neighborhood residents.
Suzanna Caldwell
Tax day marks the 30th anniversary for that little cart that decided to go big, now known in a big way as Anchorage’s Kaladi Brothers Coffee.
Scott McMurren
It's true. I was anxious about my trip to Hong Kong. It was part hopeful anticipation and part fear of what’s around the corner at a new destination.
Suzanna Caldwell
For the last seven years, students at Service High School have been planting seeds and starting plants to be donated to Mountain View's refugee garden.
Tara Young

UAA choreographer uses what little vision she has left to create beauty

It’s been about a year since Carmel Young ventured into the Costco in East Anchorage to get her eyes checked. She says she's grateful for the doctor who referred her to a neurologist after he couldn’t correct her vision.That's when she found out she has a slow-growing malignant brain tumor in her optic chiasm, which was affecting her vision. After surgery, her eyesight was “noticeably worse.”  Having limited eyesight was stressful at first. She would constantly dart her head around to take in everything around her and avoid colliding with people.But dance, and choreography, remains part of her life. She’s a dance minor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and has been busy preparing for this weekend’s showcase, New Dances 2016. She's choreographing and performing in a piece called “Love Stories.” Read more: Meet the legally blind UAA student who still has a vision for dance
Alaska Dispatch News
Artists work on converting a recent sex shop into an art exhibit "Transforming Adults Only: A Neighborhood Interaction" on Sunday, April 10, 2016, before the building is demolished making way for a new bookstore.
Alaska Dispatch News
Two very different stories have emerged after a dog was shot last week in a South Anchorage neighborhood, with the dog's owners accusing the shooter of planning the attack, and the shooter saying he was simply trying to defend himself and his child.

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