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Anchorage police are investigating a fatal collision at the intersection of Benson Boulevard and the Seward Highway. A pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. 
Jerzy Shedlock
A man who led authorities on a pursuit along the Seward and Sterling highways over the weekend and escaped custody by fleeing into the woods was arrested Wednesday in Wasilla, after the official search for him had been called off.
Megan Edge
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who is part of the Senate’s Democratic minority, are launching a U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus to raise awareness of the region among their colleagues as the U.S. prepares to chair the Arctic Council.
Yereth Rosen
Registration must be submitted or updated by Sunday in order to vote in the April 7 city election in Anchorage. Early voting begins March 23 at City Hall and Loussac Library, and March 30 at the Chugiak Senior Center.
Devin Kelly
Alaska parents want to know the best places to watch Iditaraod team after team trot by, while allowing wiggly kids to play over the hours it takes all 78 teams to run by.IditarodErin Kirkland
The city's Public Transportation Department had planned to cut a segment of Route 36 that serves the Spenard Recreation Center, as well as Route 102’s service to Peters Creek. Department officials said this week that decision has been reversed. AnchorageDevin Kelly
An apparently surprise discovery of natural gas on the Kenai Peninsula has sparked a dispute: What to do with tens of millions of dollars in potential profit? EnergyAlex DeMarban
Alaska this year will exhaust the remaining billions in its Statutory Budget Reserve, the state's most readily available savings account, but exactly how far it will have to dip into its Constitutional Budget Reserve next year depends remains uncertain.PoliticsPat Forgey

News & Politics

Sullivan administration explores selling Anchorage trash collection utility

Solid Waste Services comprises two utilities, one handling trash collection and the other operating the Anchorage Regional Landfill and two waste transfer stations. The administration is looking at selling only the trash collection side of the operation.   Devin Kelly

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Iditarod 2015

Ways to make viewing the Iditarod start kid-friendly

Alaska parents want to know the best places to watch Iditaraod team after team trot by, while allowing wiggly kids to play over the hours it takes all 78 teams to run by.Erin Kirkland

Voices

Netanyahu complicates US-Iran negotiations, but won't sink them

OPINION: Israeli Premier Netanyahu has built an unprecedented alliance with Republican hawks trying to overthrow Obama administration policy, but it may well backfire in Israel’s election, and it won't change US policy.John Havelock

Sports

Anchorage fat-tire cyclist crushes record time to McGrath by Iditarod dog team

John Lackey of Anchorage rolled into McGrath on Tuesday morning to win the first stage of the Iditarod Trail Invitational human-powered race in 1 day, 18 hours and 32 minutes -- about eight hours faster than any dog team has made the trip. Craig Medred

Culture

Market Fresh: After a winter that wasn't, thoughts of spring

Like many, Rob Wells is looking forward to spring. But as the dahlia-growing Persistent Farmer, he has a different perspective -- one that comes from 150-plus varieties of flowers. Steve Edwards

Arctic

Murkowski, King seek to enlist other senators in an Arctic caucus

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who is part of the Senate’s Democratic minority, are launching a U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus to raise awareness of the region among their colleagues as the U.S. prepares to chair the Arctic Council.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Longing for fresh water and the ornery ice finally melting

The only pull of nostalgia I get from leaving the winter water system behind is mothballing our old-fashioned pitcher-pump until the next fall. Over the years, the pump has been patched by welds, repainted and has seen more replacement gaskets than the old 1967 Rambler station wagon that was my first car.Steve Kahn