The North Slope Borough says Vincent Nageak III, chief of the Barrow Volunteer Fire Department, confronted borough police officers and pointed a shotgun at them before an officer fatally shot him on Wednesday.
Chris Klint
Police have identified the driver killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash at C Street and Dimond Boulevard early Friday as 27-year-old Frank Bavilla III.
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Anchorage voters will see an initiative targeting the calculation for the city's tax cap on the April ballot. 
Devin Kelly
Arthur Keyes made his name as a tireless farm promoter who helped start several markets. He replaces a Palin appointee whom Gov. Bill Walker last year asked to leave the position. 
Zaz Hollander
Dustin Darden, a 32-year-old city maintenance worker, is running for a West Anchorage seat. He became known during the mayoral race last year for his homemade campaign signs and outlandish proposals. 
Devin Kelly
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire.Nation-WorldDavid E. Sanger
 Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters.PoliticsJuliE Pace and Catherine Lucey
The Mat-Su Assembly learned this week that repairs to the engines of the borough’s beleaguered, never-used ferry could cost nearly three times more than expected -- $3 million instead of $1.1 million.Mat-SuZaz Hollander
A new five-year plan to aid recovery of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga population includes further research on underwater noise in the whales' Southcentral Alaska waters, considers noise restrictions in the Susitna River delta and seeks to improve responses to strandings.WildlifeYereth Rosen

News & Politics

Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'

 Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters.JuliE Pace and Catherine Lucey

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ADN should lead the way on equal treatment of male and female athletes

OPINION: Alaska Dispatch News dropped the ball when it profiled a UAA basketball player and focused on her hair, not her accomplishments as a student athlete.Katina Ozrelic

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For Alaska runners, more races, more frills, more expense

Many Southcentral Alaska races have grown in popularity while more and more new races crop up ever year. That leaves stalwart Alaska racers with more options than ever while the bar of entry for new racers or would-be runners feels lower and less scary. Alli Harvey

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Russia to present revised UN claim to Arctic Ocean seabed

A senior Russian government official on Tuesday formally presented to the United Nations his country’s claim to Arctic Ocean seabed, including an area under the North Pole.Andrew E. Kramer | The New York Times

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire.

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Intensely Inuit: Photographer captures life in remote Alaska

With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. Tara Young

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