A car hit and killed a man who was crossing East Fifth Avenue near Merrill Field Saturday night, police said. This is at least the third pedestrian death on that block in the past year and a half. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Three-quarters of Alaskans are sold on the existence and seriousness of global warming, but far fewer are convinced that it's caused by human activity, according to a poll commissioned by Alaska Dispatch News. 
Erica Martinson
Renewable energy company Juneau District Heating on Tuesday announced plans to build a heat pump system that can provide heat to downtown Juneau using technology that pulls energy from Gastineau Channel.
Suzanna Caldwell
A vice president at the telecom company posted a comment suggesting that a person who was denied a visa to the U.S. should "go to Mexico, cross the border illegally," and have President Barack Obama "fund the rest of his trip" and "provide him free health care."
Annie Zak
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
In the past year, a coalition of Anchorage churches has stepped up efforts to find solutions for what they say is a critical shortage of detox beds outside of emergency rooms in the city.AnchorageDevin Kelly
A surprising spike in the number of Alaska children in foster care appears rooted both in a heroin epidemic as well as a more aggressive response by a state agency to reports of endangered children, state officials say.Crime & JusticeLisa Demer
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
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.MultimediaLaurel Andrews

News & Politics

Anchorage school library, gym closed due to damage from 7.1 earthquake

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

Have a news tip? Let us know at newstips@alaskadispatch.com


Popular columnists
Jeff Lowenfels  •  Dermot Cole  •  Charles Wohlforth  •  Heather Lende  •  Shannyn Moore  •  Paul Jenkins  •  Elise Patkotak 
Mike Dingman  •  Steven Haycox  •  John Havelock  •  Alan Boraas  •  Michael Carey  •  Rick Sinnott  •  Laureli Ivanoff

Adventure

Deep snow, poor visibility test Quest mushers on their way to Dawson City

Middle-of-the-pack Yukon Quest mushers battled blizzards and slogged through deep, fresh snow Thursday and Friday as they made their way to Dawson City, the midway point of the 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse. Casey Grove | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Intensely Inuit: Photographer captures life in remote Alaska

With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. Tara Young

In case you missed it

Sponsored Content

A classroom full of drones, roller coasters and excitement

Teacher Jacob Doth does something incredible every week, nine months a year. He transforms classrooms full of middle schoolers into STEM fans.Presented by BP