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Female students reported Monday that while walking by a Tau Kappa Epsilon informational table in the UAA student union, fraternity members made derogatory comments about the women’s physical appearances, said a UAA official.
Tegan Hanlon
Gov. Bill Walker says that with current oil prices, Alaska can no longer afford its film subsidy program, an attempt to diversify the state’s economy by building a film and television industry.
Pat Forgey
Alaska Regional Hospital on Friday announced plans to open a primary care clinic in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood in an effort to reduce the number of residents who go straight to the emergency room when feeling ill. 
Tegan Hanlon
Gov. Bill Walker on Friday appointed retired Army Col. Laurie Hummel as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Laurel Andrews
Since 1979, the nonprofit Tanaina Child Development Center has provided early childhood care under a roof owned by the University of Alaska Anchorage. But this week, UAA issued Tanaina a notice asking it to leave -- permanently. 
Tegan Hanlon
Rural Alaskans used to costly or clunky Internet service might not be surprised to hear that a new report from the Federal Communications Commission shows Alaska trailing most of the nation when it comes to Internet speed. Rural AlaskaAlex DeMarban
Despite dropping prices for oil and lower tax revenues for Alaska, a new report forecasts only a slight drop in construction spending in the state this year, mostly as a result of federal and state projects already in the works.   BusinessMike Dunham
Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, spoke to students at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at UAA.
Marc Lester
Superior Court Judge Jack Smith handed down a 40-year sentence Friday against Terence Gray, 33, for the 2010 killing of Edwing Matos in the Dimond Center after a dispute over allegedly stolen belongings including a video game console.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock

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Sports

South wrestlers look tough on first day of CIC meet

The South Wolverines are the team to beat in the Cook Inlet Conference wrestling championships after a dominating day Friday at Chugiak High.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Chris Thompson: The Rev. Norman Elliott, a local clergy legend, turns 96

National data indicate the average tenure of a pastor is between three and four years. Many pastors retire in their 60s and 70s. One local pastor clearly beats these norms. The Rev. Norman Elliott, who is still going strong, turns 96 on Monday.Chris Thompson

Arctic

Arctic policy commission to submit report to Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission is expected to submit its final report to the Legislature on Friday. Companion bills introduced in both houses identify four areas of focus: economic and resource development, infrastructure, health communities and a state-based agenda for science and research.Associated Press

Nation/World

  • The measles outbreak tied to Disneyland continued to spread anxiety Friday as two new cases emerged in California - along with at least one in Nebraska - while Arizona officials warned that at least 1,000 people may have been exposed to the virus.

  • President Barack Obama on Friday announced a major biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect genetic data on a million Americans so scientists can develop drugs and treatments tailored to the characteristics of individual patients.

We Alaskans

Study of tough, cunning Alaska wolverine dispels some myths

Fish and Game researchers Howard Golden and Mike Harrington have captured 18 wolverines and equipped them with GPS tracking collars in Southcentral Alaska to better understand their movements, numbers and habits. Riley Woodford