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A man who led authorities on a pursuit down the Seward and Sterling highways over the weekend and escaped custody by fleeing into the woods is not being actively sought, according to a spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers.
Megan Edge
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who is part of the Senate’s Democratic minority, are launching a U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus to raise awareness of the region among their colleagues as the U.S. prepares to chair the Arctic Council.
Yereth Rosen
Solid Waste Services comprises two utilities, one handling trash collection and the other operating the Anchorage Regional Landfill and two waste transfer stations. The administration is looking at selling only the trash collection side of the operation.   
Devin Kelly
Registration must be submitted or updated by Sunday in order to vote in the April 7 city election in Anchorage.
Devin Kelly
The city's Public Transportation Department had planned to cut a segment of Route 36 that serves the Spenard Recreation Center, as well as Route 102’s service to Peters Creek. Department officials said this week that decision has been reversed. AnchorageDevin Kelly
An apparently surprise discovery of natural gas on the Kenai Peninsula has sparked a dispute: What to do with tens of millions of dollars in potential profit? EnergyAlex DeMarban
Alaska this year will exhaust the remaining billions in its Statutory Budget Reserve, the state's most readily available savings account, but exactly how far it will have to dip into its Constitutional Budget Reserve next year depends remains uncertain.PoliticsPat Forgey
OPINION: With a little imagination and the right attitude, Alaskans can pretend it's spring even in early March. The Bird-to-Gird trail is virtually ice- and snow-free, and a Homer beach walk can be inviting this time of year.OutdoorsAlli Harvey

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Iditarod 2015

Ways to make viewing the Iditarod start kid-friendly

Alaska parents want to know the best places to watch Iditaraod team after team trot by, while allowing wiggly kids to play over the hours it takes all 78 teams to run by.Erin Kirkland

Sports

Anchorage fat-tire cyclist crushes record time to McGrath by Iditarod dog team

John Lackey of Anchorage rolled into McGrath on Tuesday morning to win the first stage of the Iditarod Trail Invitational human-powered race in 1 day, 18 hours and 32 minutes -- about eight hours faster than any dog team has made the trip. Craig Medred

Culture

Market Fresh: After a winter that wasn't, thoughts of spring

Like many, Rob Wells is looking forward to spring. But as the dahlia-growing Persistent Farmer, he has a different perspective -- one that comes from 150-plus varieties of flowers. Steve Edwards

Arctic

Murkowski, King seek to enlist other senators in an Arctic caucus

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who is part of the Senate’s Democratic minority, are launching a U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus to raise awareness of the region among their colleagues as the U.S. prepares to chair the Arctic Council.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

  • The probate office in one of Alabama's biggest counties said Wednesday that it will quit issuing marriage licenses to anyone after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

  • An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials said. An injured miner reported seeing five bodies.

We Alaskans

Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.