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The Brown Bears stormed back from a two-goal deficit they faced in the last minute of the third period and the Ice Dogs crashed late but racked a shootout win.Doyle Woody
Local listings for Saturday and Sunday.Erika Bolstad,Lesley Clark
Read about upcoming events around Anchorage.
Grace Christian's volleyball team defeated Homer on Thursday and Nikiski on Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
An initial review of Alaska National Guard-related documents released by the state Friday in response to a media lawsuit shows the Parnell administration received more complaints about the guard than have so far been reportedRichard Mauer and Jill Burke
UAA defensemen furnished all the goals in UAA's 3-2 win over Lake Superior State in the WCHA opener for the Seawolves.Doyle Woody
Some Republican incumbents who were once thought to have easy runs for re-election in heavily Republican districts are now facing spirited opposition from independent candidates.  Pat Forgey
Defending champion Kotzebue advanced 10 wrestlers into the semifinals of the Lime Solar ACS Invitational wrestling tournament on Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
For scientists living and working in the Arctic, the flocks of interested parties converging on the North Slope are creating the potential need for gatekeepers to keep track of who’s where and doing what. Jillian Rogers
A quartet of swimmers posted the fastest times in two events each on Friday at the Cook Inlet Conference swimming and diving meet at Bartlett. Alaska Dispatch News
Three major Presbyterian organizations across the U.S., and Alaska, include the Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA), Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. Each are represented here in Anchorage and, to a greater degree, across Alaska.Chris Thompson
A Cessna 150 crash at Merrill Field in August 2013 was caused by loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion during a go-around and a subsequent aerodynamic stall, according to the NTSB probable cause report released Thursday.Colleen Mondor
With the Alaska National Guard scandal raising questions about trust and accountability in Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration, his re-election team has tried turning the tables on opponent Bill Walker, hammering him over every inconsistency or vague response.Alex DeMarban
UAF surrendered the most goal it has this season in falling 6-1 at Bemidji State in Minnesota.Doyle Woody
Independent Alaskans, known for their libertarian streak, were a key reason activists threw their support behind Alaska’s effort to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. But with only days before the vote, it's anyone's guess whether those live-and-let-live folks will go to the polls, and which way they'll vote.Suzanna Caldwell
A Parnell administration commissioner who wrote to state retirees on official letterhead this week, mentioning that he is "very grateful for Governor Parnell's leadership," defended the document by saying it doesn't mention the election next week, so it is not an improper use of state resources for campaign purposes.Dermot Cole
OPINION: It's irrational to continue wasting money and time prosecuting adults for using a substance less harmful to them than either alcohol or tobacco.Dr. Tim Hinterberger
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday released a draft environmental study of oil development in the Chukchi Sea, completing one of the many legal steps required before drilling resumes in the remote Arctic area where Shell conducted a mishap-laden drilling program two years ago.Yereth Rosen
Among the 21 Alaska legislative races in Anchorage this year, those in one district stand out: Senate District K in West Anchorage. None of the area's three incumbents are running for re-election, creating hotly contested races for the state Senate and House.Sean Doogan
The state argued that Randell Rowton’s repeat offenses and admission of “hands-on” sex abuse of minors merited a harsher sentence. Prosecutors are also asking for restitution for victims identified in the images.Jerzy Shedlock