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Hundreds of people dressed up as characters from anime and video games descended on the Egan Center this weekend for Senshi-Con, Alaska's largest anime convention. 

Devin Kelly
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev, will deliver the keynote address to the Cold War Conference and Nike Veterans Reunion on Thursday in Anchorage, discussing how his father and other leaders handled the high tensions of the Cold War.Mike Dunham
Keith Miller admitted the family was pretty upset at the time the dog was taken, and he and his brother went looking for the perpetrators, even though they'd never been all that enamored with their father's zeal for making foam food art. Craig Medred
No one could quite believe their eyes. A 9-foot-long hot dog on a 7-foot-long bun was beached like a dead whale on the shore of Cook Inlet.  Craig Medred
April DeLira was homeless, off and on, from the age of 11. At 15, she gave birth to a son and dropped out of high school. But two decades later, she's a resident physician at a Memphis hospital and hopes to one day give back in the way others gave to her.Megan Edge
Six young Alaskans received $1,500 scholarships at part of the Summer of Heroes program during ceremonies at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer on Sunday.Mike Dunham
Dozens of classic Volvos -- most of them museum pieces -- pulled into Fairbanks Sunday after spending more than five weeks on the road starting in Panama.Dermot Cole
In a city with no curbside trash pickup, where plastic shopping bags must be biodegradable but stuff still accumulates in yards, dumpsters are not only essential but celebrated.Lisa Demer
Fairbanks resident and paranormal investigator Jessie Desmond seeks ghosts, elves, Bigfoot and stories.Marc Lester

The Holderness family had a massive viral hit last year with their music video Christmas Jammies. Their latest hit, Kin and Moose, is a parody of Snoop Dogg’s "Gin and Juice."

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