When marijuana businesses can legally open in Anchorage later this year, they'll have to be at least 500 feet from schools in most parts of the city, the Anchorage Assembly decided Tuesday night.
Devin Kelly
The Kenai Fire Department marshal said frozen ground may have acted as a lid, forcing escaped natural gas to migrate through houses, where it was ignited. 
Alex DeMarban
Greg Salard, a 54-year-old former Wrangell doctor, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison, plus a $25,000 fine, for receiving and distributing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Megan Edge
Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rocked the U.S. political establishment Tuesday night, harnessing working-class fury to surge to commanding victories in a New Hampshire primary that drew energetic turnout across the state.
Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy
The Monday death of 15-year-old Austin Edenfield ​happened within about 100 yards of his family's home, his stepfather said Tuesday. 
Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Anchorage attorney Tim Cook has sued Safeway over two turkeys purchased around Thanksgiving that he says were underweight. The suit isn't about money, he said, but rather upholding consumer protection laws.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
Alaska’s lawmakers in Washington, D.C., had mixed reactions to President Barack Obama’s latest budget proposal, pleased with the boosts for Alaska infrastructure, but not so much with the size of the $4 trillion spending plan. PoliticsErica Martinson
Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”CultureCharles Enoch | KYUK Public Media
The defending champion left the Eagle checkpoint near dawn Tuesday, with the three closest chasers returning to the trail three to four hours later as the racers began a long stretch to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. Dog MushingMike Campbell

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Is it time for Alaskans to stop using the word 'Eskimo'?

Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”Charles Enoch | KYUK Public Media

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