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An oil tanker left Valdez on Friday with a crude oil shipment bound not for the U.S. West Coast but for South Korea, the first export shipment of Alaska oil in a decade.Dermot Cole
The Anchorage School District will host a series of public meetings this week to get input on how it can deal with budget shortfalls projected to exceed $20 million each of the next three years.Michelle Theriault Boots
The spunky Torpedo Building is still standing at the airport in Unalaska, and though the state and city wish it were gone already, its status as a National Historic Landmark has delayed removal. Jim Paulin
After more than a week of drifting through Southwest Alaska down the expansive Kuskokwim River, a crew of men from Stony River arrived in Bethel Saturday afternoon with plans to cut up and sell the very raft they'd floated downriver on.Lisa Demer
Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was spotted Monday raising money for his campaign in Ohio by a Democratic opposition research organization, American Bridge 21st Century, while his opponent, incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, raised money Outside last week.Nathaniel Herz
The lawsuit that could have ended the “unity” ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott has been dropped, with the plaintiff who brought it saying the Legislature should enact a permanent regulation to prevent future confusion.Alex DeMarban
An injured hiker and five companions were rescued from a steep Girdwood gorge Sunday night. One of the group ended up in the Anchorage Jail. Zaz Hollander
Seven months after an earlier proposal for a stadium at South Anchorage High School was rejected by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the school district is bringing forward a new set of plans. Devin Kelly
Alaska’s conservative management, combined with the grace of Mother Nature, is swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries.Laine Welch
A reader whose manager looked through a personal iPad wants to sue for computer trespass. But Lynne Curry says if  employers can show a business justification for such a search, they may use that to successfully defend themselves.Lynne Curry

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