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High tech art, aviators of yesteryear and a champagne book launch in Anchorage. 

Mike Dunham
On the first day of school, a veteran Anchorage elementary school teacher talks about education challenges, what motivates her year after year and first-day jitters. Marc Lester
The school year began Wednesday with the Anchorage School District down 75 positions, mostly from maintenance and administration departments. But all but three of the dozens of teachers who received layoff notices this spring were back in the classroom.Michelle Theriault Boots
A Rhode Island firm that now owns the housing on Eielson Air Force Base filed suit in federal court Tuesday, saying it is illegal for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to levy $1.855 million in property taxes.Dermot Cole
Troopers are asking for the public's help to locate a maroon Ford vehicle sought in connection with early morning vandalism at Rest Haven Cemetery.Alaska Dispatch News
They meant to go fishing, but instead four men ended up trapped against a Kasilof River bridge after their drift boat flipped and stranded them.Zaz Hollander
Joshua Huerta, 26, of California, remains hospitalized after being hit by a camper jack that went through his window in a head-on collision Monday near Cantwell, Alaska State Trooper said.Alaska Dispatch News
A 55-year-old man died near Dillingham Tuesday after his boat's motor exploded, throwing him in the water, where he apparently drowned, Alaska State Troopers say.Zaz Hollander
A Palmer judge has delayed the murder trial for a Palmer teen accused of shooting 45-year-old Frank Pushruk and pushing his body off a cliff over the Matanuska River in March. Zaz Hollander
Alaska’s top union official said Wednesday he doesn’t believe the state AFL-CIO will endorse anyone for governor if the two leading challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell can’t agree to merge their campaigns.Richard Mauer

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