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LETTERS: Readers weigh in with brief commentary on issues of the day.

Alaska Dispatch News
Dimond-West and the Arctic Bears Dark of Fairbanks skated to girls hockey wins Thursday at Dempsey Anderson Arena.Alaska Dispatch News
Three U.S. military contractors were killed in a shooting on the military side of Kabul’s international airport Thursday, military officials said.JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Fairbanks-born cellist Dane Johansen, who performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra this weekend, spent last summer walking across Spain and performing Bach suites in ancient churches while a film crew followed him to create a documentary.Mike Dunham
The Cook Inlet Region Inc. subsidiary hoped to begin adding 11 turbines to the wind farm on Fire Island just west of Anchorage this year, but plans have been postponed because there are no buyers for the power.Suzanna Caldwell
OPINION: Alaska sets a poor precedent by allowing a blatant abuse of halibut stocks and the people who depend on them.David Bayes
The Seawolves on Friday open a WCHA road trip that starts with a series at fourth-place Northern Michigan and continues next week at league-leading Minnesota State-Mankato.Doyle Woody
The ECHL, which loses three Western franchises next season, says it will make an announcement Friday in response to the AHL's moves Thursday.Doyle Woody
A contentious proposal for an alcohol tax in Anchorage hasn’t even officially been scheduled for the April city ballot, but the state liquor industry has already launched a campaign to fight it.Devin Kelly