Members of the Anchorage Education Association voted this week to accept a one-year extension to the union's current three-year contract. The Anchorage School Board still must vote on the extension. 
Tegan Hanlon
Hazardous avalanche conditions around Hatcher Pass Road, blocked Tuesday by a 100-foot-wide slide, will also delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh, reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. 
Chris Klint
Because the owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline bungled management of an upgrade project, they can't recover the costs by charging more to move oil, a federal agency has ruled -- and it could save the state of Alaska $500 million.
Alex DeMarban
The Anchorage Assembly voted 7-4 to pass a city operating budget Tuesday night without making any changes to the latest version proposed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.
Devin Kelly
A host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show “Syndicate Hunting” and four other people pled guilty in federal court this month to crimes related to a poaching operation in Noatak National Preserve.
Megan Edge
A walkthrough on Tuesday of the portion of Bethel's Kilbuck school still standing found that unique and treasured Yup’ik materials appear salvageable, though soot-covered and smelling of smoke.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
Even the author of "This Book is Gay" says it's no children's book. But at the Wasilla Public Library, it sits on the juvenile nonfiction shelf, and has sparked controversy.Mat-SuZaz Hollander
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Tuesday that the city must drastically change the downtown bus station because of the crowd it attracted, only to have his news conference there interrupted by some of the regulars who go there daily.AnchorageDevin Kelly
President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bonnie Carroll, president of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. 
Erik Hill

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Parking rules shut down Anchorage's winter food truck meet-up

Anchorage food trucks have been struggling to find a place to park in the winter. The shut down of the Fireweed Take In is the latest challenge mobile food vendors have faced in Alaska's largest city.Suzanna Caldwell

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