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Alaska House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced legislation Monday that would temporarily bar a state corporation from working on a state-sponsored pipeline intended primarily for shipping North Slope natural gas for export.
Nathaniel Herz
Two men were found suffering from hypothermia Sunday after they wrecked their snowmachine on a Northwest Alaska trail and one set out walking to find help, according to the Northwest Arctic Borough.
Tegan Hanlon
Alaska is continuing to clamp down on the use of drones to aid in hunting and fishing. The Board of Fisheries on Sunday moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.
Craig Medred
The spill came from a Hilcorp pipeline about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse. Officials said the cause and exact extent of the spill -- first detected Saturday -- remain unknown.
Alex DeMarban
Although the Anchorage municipality is right next door to Chugach State Park, the rules that matter in the park are the state's, not Anchorage's. Highly InformedScott Woodham
Cleanup work is scheduled to start this week on six abandoned legacy oil wells that date back more than a half-century and are located near the settlement of Umiat.ArcticYereth Rosen
Cyclist Andrew Kulmatiski was blazing along the historic Iditarod Trail at a pace that may bring him within reach of musher Aliy Zirkle's time of 2 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes to McGrath. AdventureCraig Medred
A Fox News list labels Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve as America's second-worst national park. But it gets a few details about the wilderness park wrong.OutdoorsCraig Medred

News & Politics

Mat-Su Assembly weighs moving down to audience level

A proposal going before the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly on Tuesday night would move the Assembly down to the floor with the public. Right now, members sit on an unusually high dais. Zaz Hollander

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Sports

UAA guard Thompson is All-GNAC pick again

Thompson leads the Seawolves in scoring with 17.2 points per game headed into the conference tournament this week.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Arts Scene: Fusion tunes at ACW, Man-eating plant at Myrna's

Jazz artist Yngvil Vatn Guttu and multi-talented violinist Lena Lukina will team up with members of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra for, “Pokrovsky Trakt,” a unique concert on Friday, March 6.Mike Dunham

Arctic

Cleanup planned this spring for 6 Arctic legacy wells

Cleanup work is scheduled to start this week on six abandoned legacy oil wells that date back more than a half-century and are located near the settlement of Umiat.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

  • In an interview on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-anticipated and hotly disputed address to Congress, President Obama acknowledged that the two leaders had a “substantial disagreement” over Iran and defended his efforts to negotiate a diplomatic resolution.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.

We Alaskans

Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.