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LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers sound off on current events.Alaska Dispatch News
From malls in Hawaii to a luxe office tower in Manhattan, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has amassed a surprising collection of real estate. Its latest new market? Europe.Jeannette Lee Falsey

From malls in Hawaii to a luxe office tower in Manhattan, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has amassed a surprising collection of real estate. Its latest new market? Europe.

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Ten weeks into the 13-week session, some legislators are still wrestling with the names of their colleagues, from Millett to Wielechowski to Vazquez.Nathaniel Herz
Crying babies and rude adults disrupted the audience, and maybe the musicians, at the Anchorage Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, but a big chorus overrode the commotion and brought the work to a glorious close.Mike Dunham
OPINION: More wolves would be nice, but the real purpose of Denali buffer zone is to maintain packs that people can actually see and hear.Vic Van Ballenberghe
OPINION: Anchorage trails without bridges are trails broken. Let's vote for some TLC with a yes on Prop. 4 in the city election.Eleanor Andrews,David Wight
Two former Anchorage mayors, Rick Mystrom and Mark Begich, will preside over a televised debate of the current crop of mayoral candidates on the eve of the municipal election next week.Devin Kelly
Attorneys for the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine want to force an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics.Associated Press
OPINION: A single energy answer is nearly impossible for all Alaska communities. Natural gas, on the other hand, is a huge resource, which over time could change the way Alaskans think about power consumption.Nils Andreassen
Alaskans Clair DeGeorge and Avery Dunn helped the Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minnesota) 16-and-under girls win a Tier I national hockey championship Monday, when Team Alaska lost in the title game of the Tier II 16-and-under tournament.Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska state Senate passed a marijuana crime bill without a proposed amendment that would have made marijuana concentrates illegal in 2017.Laurel Andrews
A nearly $2.3 million loan from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority will provide long-term financing of a new building along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway that already houses a Petco store.Zaz Hollander
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's new consulting business, started up after he lost his bid for re-election last year, has a new client -- a top law firm that represents American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Alex DeMarban
Anchorage police said a woman was stabbed multiple times in the hip and thigh with a broken mirror at a Muldoon trailer park Sunday, but the wounds were not life-threatening. Alaska Dispatch News
The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction.Dan Joling
The flies, similar in appearance to common house flies, have emerged in large numbers over the past month at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Yereth Rosen
Guide to the Great Alaska Sportsman Show taking place April 2-5, 2015 at the Sullivan and Ben Boeke ArenasAlaska Dispatch News
The driver of a semi hauling two trailers was flown to Anchorage with serious injuries when the tractor-trailer crashed in a wooded area near Cooper Landing, responders said.Megan Edge
As warm temperatures bring breakup to Interior Alaska, crews are scrambling to clean up more than 800 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled when a tractor-trailer overturned on the Dalton Highway near Mile 59 last week.Megan Edge