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
A vice president at the telecom company posted a comment suggesting that a person who was denied a visa to the U.S. should "go to Mexico, cross the border illegally," and have President Barack Obama "fund the rest of his trip" and "provide him free health care."
Annie Zak
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. 
Laurel Andrews
Clark Dixon, former host of the Sportsman Channel show “Syndicate Hunting,” was sentenced Thursday in Anchorage federal court to 16 months in prison for years of illegal hunting in Noatak National Preserve.
Jerzy Shedlock
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
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
If you are a politician, misdirection is as familiar as the Pledge of Allegiance. Get people to waste their energy fighting over imaginary problems and they will be distracted from real budget questions about services and taxes.  CommentaryDermot Cole
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
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.MultimediaLaurel Andrews

News & Politics

Anchorage businessman Ron Alleva running for Midtown Assembly seat

Ron Alleva, the owner of Grubstake Auction Co. and a frequent critic of social service organizations near downtown Anchorage, is challenging Assembly Chair Dick Traini for his seat in the April 5 election. Devin Kelly

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Alaska Senate leaders: We need guns on UA campuses

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Adventure

Deep snow, poor visibility test Quest mushers on their way to Dawson City

Middle-of-the-pack Yukon Quest mushers battled blizzards and slogged through deep, fresh snow Thursday and Friday as they made their way to Dawson City, the midway point of the 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse. Casey Grove | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sports

On a night where new members of the Alaska Aces Hall of Fame were honored during the first intermission, fans of all ages and all the way from Texas cheered for their teams — the Alaska Aces and the Allen Americans. The Americans won the game 6-2.
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We Alaskans

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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