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All airlines are adding summertime service to Anchorage -- and that often means more competition and lower prices. Scott McMurren
Chugiak Republican Sen. Bill Stoltze’s retirement has set off a cascade of candidacies, as three people have recently signed up to run for the House seat vacated by Palmer GOP Rep. Shelley Hughes as she seeks to replace Stoltze.Nathaniel Herz
A man wanted on two counts of sexual assault is being sought by Anchorage police.Alaska Dispatch News
ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil company, on Thursday reported a quarterly loss after a year-earlier profit and slashed its 2016 budget for the second time this year, its latest response to the slump in crude prices.Reuters
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fiery collision that killed a driver near Cantwell early Thursday morning, with traffic on the Parks Highway restricted in the area.Alaska Dispatch News
Flooding caused by an ice jam on the Yukon River near Eagle crested overnight Wednesday -- but the ice could pose a threat to another village downriver.Chris Klint

Flooding caused by an ice jam on the Yukon River near Eagle appeared to have crested overnight Wednesday -- but meteorologists were monitoring the situation as well as the threat it could pose to another village downriver.

 

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LETTERS: Short takes from Alaska Dispatch News readers about current affairs.Alaska Dispatch News
The deaths of several caribou near Kotzebue this month, in which some meat wasn’t taken as required by law, are being investigated by troopers as wanton waste of game animals.Alaska Dispatch News
The European Union’s foreign policy chief presented Wednesday a proposal for an integrated Arctic policy focusing on climate change and the environment, sustainable development and international cooperation on regional issues.Eye on the Arctic via Radio Canada
SPONSORED: Having an advance health care directive in place can help reduce your family’s stress when the unthinkable happens.Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Kylie Seagraves pitched a complete game for the Mustangs, tallying seven strike outs.Alaska Dispatch News
The Wolverines defeated the Moose 9-1.Alaska Dispatch News
All three games were shutouts. The Service boys beat East 5-0, the Chugiak boys downed Eagle River 3-0 and the South girls buried Bartlett 12-0.Alaska Dispatch News
Stripped-down indie-folk outfit The Bergamot will perform at Williwaw Social on Friday, April 29.  Chris Bieri
Alaska Senate President Kevin Meyer accepted a $100 meal from two lobbyists for one of the developers of lawmakers’ Anchorage offices one week before voting to buy those offices for $32.5 million.Nathaniel Herz
You can get the girl (or guy) without even talking! Well, a certain men's magazine asserts that you can.Wayne and Wanda
Jeff Lowenfels: Even if you are not making any big decisions about your lawn, now is the time to get out there and clean up.Jeff Lowenfels
Gerald McBeath’s testimony came as the state builds its defense to a constitutional challenge before U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down political contribution limits in Alaska.Alex DeMarban
The team took second despite playing against older age groups.Alaska Dispatch News