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Laurel Andrews
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Today, Alaska Dispatch signed an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. We're excited about this next step and what it means for news in Alaska. 

LEARN MORE | http://bit.ly/1efHJJH
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Our updated story on the charges against two men accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Precious Alex while she slept in her Mountain View home early Tuesday.

$1 MILLION BAIL | http://j.mp/1hjfuUB
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Five months from today, Alaskans will vote on the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and a sizeable cash infusion to the legalization campaign in the Last Frontier hopes to help win voters' hearts and minds.

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Check out this kick ass story by Suzanna Caldwell:
One of the biggest mysteries of this year's Iditarod was what happened to Jeff King in the race's final hours, when he appeared to have a record-tying fifth victory locked up, only to stop a few miles outside the final checkpoint of Safety and scratch a few hours later. Now, King speaks about the harrowing weather that halted his dogs and ended his race that night.

TROUBLE ON THE TRAIL TO NOME | http://bit.ly/1nPJe1y
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Alaska voters have another six months before they decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, but entrepreneurs have already begun eyeing a potential new, legitimate cannabis industry in the Last Frontier.

POT ENTREPRENEURS GEAR UP AHEAD OF VOTE | http://bit.ly/1kynmcf
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A young man hospitalized for months at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage has been taken into adult protective custody after allegations that his family was interfering with treatment. His family says he is being held against his will. 

ADULT CUSTODY BATTLE PITS STATE VS. FAMILY | http://bit.ly/1kobCWy
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Musher Brent Sass, who on Saturday assumed the lead in the Yukon Quest sled dog race, was injured in a fall on the trail overnight, and brought into the checkpoint of Braeburn on a snowmachine Sunday morning.

SASS OUT OF THE RACE: http://tinyurl.com/msmjfmc
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The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that the initiative to legalize and tax cannabis gathered enough signatures to appear on the primary ballot.

ONE STEP REMAINS | http://bit.ly/1gKynpR
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Kristina Clark wasn't scared when she tried to hike across an active avalanche zone in Alaska on Saturday. She says that despite the danger, and her eventual arrest, the only thing on her mind was her cat, Ninja, whose health was failing fast.

'IT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH IT' | http://bit.ly/1fh8vOq
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