Gov. Bill Walker told legislators Friday that he vetoed a bill that would limit the powers to develop a gas line by the state gas line corporation.
Nathaniel Herz
A bill that would create a Marijuana Control Board -- deemed critical by sponsors of a voter initiative -- was sent to the full Senate for a vote, and a bill that would clarify municipal marijuana regulations will get further review this weekend.
Laurel Andrews
A $45 million item has been added to the state budget for the Knik Arm Bridge, but state officials say it won't affect the spending freeze on megaprojects and won't result in a new state expenditure. Critics of the bridge say the item keeps the project on life support when it should be killed off entirely.
Nathaniel Herz
Gov. Bill Walker canceled his call for a joint session Friday morning, saying legislative leaders have agreed to hold confirmation votes on 89 appointees before the session ends.
Alaska Dispatch News
The latest jobless numbers show that Alaska’s economy is essentially stable despite low oil prices and looming cuts to state spending.
Jeannette Lee Falsey
Amy Demboski's run for Anchorage mayor evolved from a homespun enterprise to a campaign involving seasoned Republican strategists and activists. PoliticsDevin Kelly
As the Legislature inched toward its scheduled end Sunday, it was looking increasingly unlikely that Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand Medicaid would pass.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
Volunteers looking for Sarabi, a member of Iditarod finisher Laura Allaway’s team, are focusing their efforts around Mile 100 of the Glenn Highway near the Glacier View neighborhood after a resident took a photo of the dog resting in her yard April 10. IditarodSuzanna Caldwell
Permafrost in the circumpolar north will likely continue to thaw and release carbon dioxide and methane, but at a gradual rate instead of as a "carbon bomb," said a study published recently in the journal Nature. ArcticYereth Rosen

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Former Dimond hoops star Engel transferring to UAA

The former two-time Alaska Player of the Year told the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog she is transferring to UAA from Boise State for her final season of eligibility.Alaska Dispatch News

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Denali Park Road will open to Mile 30 by Saturday

Winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are fading in Denali National Park. But more animals – including Dall sheep, moose, caribou, coyote, lynx and golden eagles – have been spotted.Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Permafrost 'carbon bomb' unlikely, but worries over northern thaw persist

Permafrost in the circumpolar north will likely continue to thaw and release carbon dioxide and methane, but at a gradual rate instead of as a "carbon bomb," said a study published recently in the journal Nature. Yereth Rosen

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We Alaskans

Walking a windswept 500 miles to Kotzebue with 2 kids

When we emerged from our underground bunker, snowdrifts were sculpted into concrete ribbons and arches, with funnel slides and fluted ridges reaching up to the tops of the ice castles.Erin McKittrick