Nine students from Clark Middle School and Alaska Native Cultural Charter School met for the Yup’ik Spelling Bee, held in the Clark library on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Marc Lester
An Alaska Senate subcommittee recommended Friday that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding, following a move by House lawmakers to phase out the program. Tegan Hanlon
A married couple entered guilty pleas on Friday in Anchorage to sex trafficking charges stemming from an investigation that found they ran a prostitution ring in cities across Alaska. Amber Batts faces 10 years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock
As a result of her vote in the House against the budget, Eagle River Republican Lora Reinbold no longer belongs to any caucus, and she plans to use her independence to campaign on issues important to her.Pat Forgey

Lead:North, an Institute of the North leadership program for young professionals, hosted a “speed dating” event Anchorage mayoral candidates at Snow Goose Restaurant on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Seven candidates participated.

Marc Lester
The Anchorage House Majority Caucus on Thursday lambasted the Anchorage School District for its 2015-16 school year budget, calling it "irresponsible" and "shortsighted." On Friday, the Anchorage School Board fired back.  Tegan Hanlon

Twenty-three new officers are recognized at an Anchorage Police Department Academy graduation Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA. 

Erik Hill
A Wasilla lawmaker has introduced legislation that would write into law a parent’s right to withdraw a child from state standardized exams, but education officials say too many withdrawals could lower school ratings, and legalizing refusals could harm federal funding. Tegan Hanlon
A 17-year-old was charged with manslaughter last week in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Walgreens store in late January that  Anchorage police say was a drug deal gone wrong. Laurel Andrews

Neighbors worry about privacy after report of drone following kids in Eagle River

March 26, 2015 - 5:18pm -- mdent
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 Anchorage police this week told an Eagle River man to stop flying his drone near a school and children and to respect neighbors' privacy. But officers found no laws had been broken.

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