A 51-year-old man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old skateboarder in Midtown Anchorage on Friday, according to Anchorage police.
Alaska Dispatch News
Three Alaska Democratic legislators attended the inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., last December of the State Innovation Exchange, meant to be a counter-force to a conservative exchange that supplies lawmakers with bills pushed by business interests and lobbyists.
Nathaniel Herz
An Alaska Senate subcommittee recommended Friday that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding, following a move by House lawmakers to phase out the program. 
Tegan Hanlon
Two amendments to the marijuana crime bill were brought to senators right before the floor session began, forcing a delay in hearing the measure. One amendment deals with marijuana concentrates; the other makes marijuana a non-controlled substance. 
Laurel Andrews
A married couple entered guilty pleas on Friday in Anchorage to sex trafficking charges stemming from an investigation that found they ran a prostitution ring in cities across Alaska. Amber Batts faces 10 years in prison.
Jerzy Shedlock
Far northern lakes have formed, filled and emptied for thousands of years, but this is the first time scientists have observed it with instruments. EnvironmentNed Rozell
Kenai radio reporter Catie Quinn is back on the job after six weeks off. Immigration officials in Alaska said her profession didn't fit her visa requirements, but the U.S. consulate back in Australia decided otherwise.Alaska NewsJerzy Shedlock
Among scores of bird and mammal species, there will be winners and losers as trees and shrubs expand northward and wildlife habitat transforms through the rest of the 21st century. WildlifeYereth Rosen
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.PoliticsNathaniel Herz

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