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Alaska State Troopers are searching for a man who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods just past Turnagain Pass 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
Kevin Campbell was arrested at a McDonald's on Northern Lights Boulevard and Muldoon Road about 10:23 a.m., after an “observant citizen” spotted him and called police, an Anchorage Police spokeswoman said. 
Devin Kelly
The crew of the City of Tokyo pumped about 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water directly overboard about 164 miles south of the Aleutian Islands, according to a settlement agreement.
Yereth Rosen
Two young men arrested for smashing windows in at least 50 vehicles in Anchorage one morning last March were given a sentence Friday that won't leave them labeled felons if they make full restitution and stay out of trouble.
Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage cardiologist Mark Selland has completed a long list of adventures that includes climbing Mount Everest, but running the Iditarod has him gearing up for his biggest challenge yet.IditarodSuzanna Caldwell
Border station hours between the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder and British Columbia's Stewart will be reduced, the Canadian Border Services Agency announced this week, and residents of both towns are unhappy.Alaska NewsLaurel Andrews
Across Alaska, trooper seizures of alcohol, heroin and processed marijuana declined in 2014. Seizures of prescription drugs also dropped while seizures of methamphetamine and cocaine more than doubled.Crime & JusticeTegan Hanlon
The Walker administration’s proposal to slash staff at a wildland firefighting camp in McGrath will increase the danger to people and property across a massive swath of the state, residents said. EnvironmentAlex DeMarban

News & Politics

Troopers: Manhunt underway after Seward Highway pursuit

Alaska State Troopers are searching for a man who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods just past Turnagain Pass Saturday afternoon.Devin Kelly

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Sports

After twice tying in 3rd period, UAA tumbles again

UAA twice forged third-period ties, but lost its ninth straight game, which ties for the fourth-longest losing streak in the program's 36-season history.Doyle Woody

Culture

Chris Thompson: What Twitter users say they're giving up for Lent

Since 2009, Stephen Smith of OpenBible.info has been tracking what Twitter users say they are giving up for Lent. It makes for interesting reading but also suggests that Lent give ups are somewhat superficial.Chris Thompson

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

Nation/World

  • About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin.

  • Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

     

We Alaskans

Getting up close and personal with Alaska's coastline

By some measures, Alaska has more than 49,000 miles of coastline, more than the Lower 48 states combined. The closer you look, the longer the shore gets. With ShoreZone, it's almost possible to zoom in until every barnacle and pebble stands out in sharp relief.Erin McKittrick