Iditarod boss Stan Hooley said the perilous Dalzell Gorge that battered mushers and their dog teams in 2014 has more snow this year than it has had in the last 15-20 years. 
Tegan Hanlon
Romig Middle School's gym roof sustained structural damage, and a library shared between Romig and West High School was also damaged by the 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska in late January. 
Laurel Andrews
Clark Dixon, former host of the Sportsman Channel show “Syndicate Hunting,” was sentenced Thursday in Anchorage federal court to 16 months in prison for years of illegal hunting in Noatak National Preserve.
Jerzy Shedlock
Prosecutors filed charges accusing the brothers, Jarron and Jafari Lewis-Daniel, of robbing an Axiom armored truck while it was parked in front of the Wells Fargo DeBarr Road branch on Dec. 23.
Jerzy Shedlock
Senate Majority Leader John Coghill introduced a bill Friday that would require doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside the womb before performing an abortion.
Rashah McChesney
Gov. Bill Walker and House Speaker Mike Chenault have put politics aside and joined forces in this year's legislative bowling league, where Chenault boasts one of the highest averages along with Walker's fish and game commissioner.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
Because snow cover is so poor in some places, the traditional 25-mile run will be shortened by five or six miles, organizers said Friday. SportsBeth Bragg
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.MultimediaLaurel Andrews
Mushers need straw — lots of straw — for their dogs during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and on Thursday roughly 50 volunteers in Anchorage carried, bagged and stacked about 1,500 bales for the 1,000-mile race to Nome. IditarodTegan Hanlon

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