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The state may be facing a $3.5 billion deficit, but budget talk isn't all that goes on in Juneau. The House has so far passed more ceremonial bills than substantive ones. The Senate Finance Committee spent part of a hearing on a bill to exempt Alaska from Daylight Saving Time. One representative has filed a measure to declare July the state’s peony month.
Nathaniel Herz
Alaska State Troopers are continuing to search for Andre Morris Tanner, who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods 15 miles north of the junction with the Sterling Highway 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
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
Pete Kaiser, 27, stands out as the first Bethel musher to win his hometown’s big event, the Kuskokwim 300, in 29 years. Now his fast team of mainly 3-year-olds returns to the Iditarod trail.Musher ProfilesLisa Demer
Twice a runner-up, the veteran Iditarod musher, now 60, has seen massive changes in the 1,000-mile race to Nome -- especially the speed with which dog teams travel. IditarodLew Freedman
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
The winners drove Polaris Axys Switchback 600 machines to claim the top prize of $50,000 of a race purse totaling $254,000.AdventureDermot Cole

News & Politics

Despite Alaska's budget tensions, it's not all serious work in Juneau

The state may be facing a $3.5 billion deficit, but budget talk isn't all that goes on in Juneau. The House has so far passed more ceremonial bills than substantive ones. The Senate Finance Committee spent part of a hearing on a bill to exempt Alaska from Daylight Saving Time. One representative has filed a measure to declare July the state’s peony month.Nathaniel Herz

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Sports

UAA men send seniors out in style

The UAA men's basketball team defeated Saint Martin's 101-67 on Saturday in the final home game of the season at the Alaska Airlines Center. Matt Tunseth

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

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We Alaskans

Raven girl: Adoptive parents work to preserve Alaska Native daughter's culture

When Caucasian Alaska parents adopt a Tsimshian daughter, how does the child connect with her culture? How about a visit to her birth parents and relatives in Metlakatla?Paula Dobbyn