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A 54-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with federal firearms and drug offenses after law enforcement received a tip that he had sexually assaulted a minor and provided the synthetic drug "Molly" to two underage girls.
Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers are searching for a man who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods just past Turnagain Pass Saturday afternoon.
Devin Kelly
A Ketchikan Superior Court Judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state to require municipalities to help pay for public education, invalidating Alaska’s longheld school funding formula.
Tegan Hanlon
Kevin Campbell was arrested at a McDonald's on Northern Lights Boulevard and Muldoon Road about 10:23 a.m., after an “observant citizen” spotted him and called police, an Anchorage Police spokeswoman said. 
Devin Kelly
Across Alaska, trooper seizures of alcohol, heroin and processed marijuana declined in 2014. Seizures of prescription drugs also dropped while seizures of methamphetamine and cocaine more than doubled.
Tegan Hanlon
Photos from several events of the 80th annual Fur Rendezvous winter festival from around Anchorage, Alaska.
Alaska Dispatch News
Iditarod dogs are ultramarathoners, with the fastest among them running nearly 1,000 miles in a little more than a week, fueled by an amazing number of calories. Racing dogs may eat as many as 12,000 calories a day, the equivalent of about 22 Big Macs from McDonald’s. IditarodJill Burke
Anchorage cardiologist Mark Selland has completed a long list of adventures that includes climbing Mount Everest, but running the Iditarod has him gearing up for his biggest challenge yet.IditarodSuzanna Caldwell
Border station hours between the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder and British Columbia's Stewart will be reduced, the Canadian Border Services Agency announced this week, and residents of both towns are unhappy.Alaska NewsLaurel Andrews

News & Politics

Troopers: Manhunt underway after Seward Highway pursuit

Alaska State Troopers are searching for a man who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods just past Turnagain Pass Saturday afternoon.Devin Kelly

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Iditarod 2015

How can Iditarod dogs run so fast for so long? Scientists probe superdogs

Iditarod dogs are ultramarathoners, with the fastest among them running nearly 1,000 miles in a little more than a week, fueled by an amazing number of calories. Racing dogs may eat as many as 12,000 calories a day, the equivalent of about 22 Big Macs from McDonald’s. Jill Burke

Voices

Bethel DA firing: Is it time for Alaska to elect attorneys general?

OPINION: The story of June Stein's firing raises a host of troubling issues, but conspicuously missing from the discussion is the name of Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards.Donald Craig Mitchell

Sports

Moe, Wilt take Frostbite Footrace 5K

Jake Moe and Hallidie Wilt won the men's and women's division at the Fur Rondy Frostbite Footrace 5K on Saturday in downtown Anchorage.Alaska Dispatch News

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

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