Iditarod boss Stan Hooley said the perilous Dalzell Gorge that battered mushers and their dog teams in 2014 has more snow this year than it has had in the last 15-20 years. 
Tegan Hanlon
Romig Middle School's gym roof sustained structural damage, and a library shared between Romig and West High School was also damaged by the 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska in late January, school district officials said Friday. 
Laurel Andrews
Two candidates filed at the last minute Friday to challenge Assemblywoman Amy Demboski for her Chugiak-Eagle River seat: Nicholas Begich III, a nephew of former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, and Blake Merrifield, a former candidate for state House. 
Devin Kelly
Senate Majority Leader John Coghill introduced a bill Friday that would require doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside the womb before performing an abortion.
Rashah McChesney
Downtown Anchorage hot dog vendor Michael Anderson, owner of M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs, has been charged with coercion and giving alcohol to his teenage employee. She accused him of unwanted sexual contact.
Jerzy Shedlock
Gov. Bill Walker and House Speaker Mike Chenault have put politics aside and joined forces in this year's legislative bowling league, where Chenault boasts one of the highest averages along with Walker's fish and game commissioner.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
Because snow cover is so poor in some places, the traditional 25-mile run will be shortened by five or six miles, organizers said Friday. SportsBeth Bragg
Mushers need straw — lots of straw — for their dogs during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and on Thursday roughly 50 volunteers in Anchorage carried, bagged and stacked about 1,500 bales for the 1,000-mile race to Nome. IditarodTegan Hanlon
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.MultimediaLaurel Andrews

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