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Dimond defeated South 47-21 at home Saturday in the second week of Cook Inlet Conference football.
Marc Lester
Bird Treatment and Learning Center staff released a merlin and a great horned owl Saturday as part of "Gone With The Wing," their annual bird festival held at their property on the Old Seward Highway overlooking Potter Marsh. The event also featured informational booths from several wildlife organizations, as well as games, music and food.
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Bryan Keith, a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, visited the Kenai Peninsula in June 2015 to earn his floatplane pilot rating. During his downtime, he and fellow pilot/filmmaker Shane McClafferty took the opportunity to film the incredible landscape. Keith's travelogue was shot primarily on the Kenai Peninsula, including Moose Pass and Seward, as well as Girdwood and Lake Hood in Anchorage.“It was my first of hopefully many trips to your beautiful state,” Keith said.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
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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.

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