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The crew of the City of Tokyo pumped about 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water directly overboard about 164 miles south of the Aleutian Islands, according to a settlement agreement.
Yereth Rosen
Two young men arrested for smashing windows in at least 50 vehicles in Anchorage one morning last March were given a sentence Friday that won't leave them labeled felons if they make full restitution and stay out of trouble.
Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is asking for another $8.4 million for the troubled SAP automated financial system overhaul on top of the $22.5 million already spent in external contracting.
Devin Kelly
The speaker of the Alaska House plans to introduce legislation next week affecting the state’s natural gas pipeline projects, a major point of contention between Republican House leaders and independent Gov. Bill Walker.
Nathaniel Herz
Across Alaska, trooper seizures of alcohol, cocaine, heroin and processed marijuana declined in 2014. Seizures of prescription drugs also dropped while seizures of methamphetamine more than doubled.Crime & JusticeTegan Hanlon
The Walker administration’s proposal to slash staff at a wildland firefighting camp in McGrath will increase the danger to people and property across a massive swath of the state, residents said. EnvironmentAlex DeMarban
Sitting in a storage yard in Seattle are $8.2 million worth of steel bridge pilings purchased by the state of Alaska three governors ago. As they age, they continue to cost the state money, including $4,000 a month rent.PoliticsPat Forgey
Outhouse races come but once a year. When a day on your feet at Rondy is starting to drag, here are some place to take a break. Food & DrinkDonna Freedman

News & Politics

State-funded pregnancy test dispensers debut in Anchorage

A two-year, $400,000 study aims to determine if posters warning women against drinking while pregnant work better when stuck on pregnancy test dispensers or simply framed on the wall.Tegan Hanlon

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Sports

After twice tying in 3rd period, UAA tumbles again

UAA twice forged third-period ties, but lost its ninth straight game, which ties for the fourth-longest losing streak in the program's 36-season history.Doyle Woody

Arctic

Application for Russia’s Arctic shelf claim out for bid

The government is seeking to hire experts to flesh out Russia's claim to more Arctic territory and present a convincing case to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer

Nation/World

  • About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin.

  • Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

     

We Alaskans

Getting up close and personal with Alaska's coastline

By some measures, Alaska has more than 49,000 miles of coastline, more than the Lower 48 states combined. The closer you look, the longer the shore gets. With ShoreZone, it's almost possible to zoom in until every barnacle and pebble stands out in sharp relief.Erin McKittrick