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Mayor Dan Sullivan, part-owner of the downtown bar and restaurant McGinley’s Pub, said his first priority is increasing the amount of state alcohol tax revenues that go toward treatment programs, rather than creating a local tax. 
Devin Kelly
Anchorage's three leading mayoral candidates all have an opinion when it comes to marijuana, but all fall short of concrete plans for how to control the substance.
Suzanna Caldwell
While the governor announced plans Thursday night for more than a half-billion dollars in budget cuts, earlier in the day Legislative Finance Director David Teal said the state can’t afford to postpone action on new taxes and other revenue sources.
Dermot Cole
The former Alaska governor turned reality TV star said in an interview Friday she's "really interested" in running for president.
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Army officials will be in Anchorage on Feb. 23 and in Fairbanks Feb. 24 to get feedback from communities that could be affected by upcoming cuts. 
Devin Kelly
Conservation groups have been cheering Gov. Bill Walker’s removal of several high-level officials at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, moves that signal a shift in the state’s approach to land management, permitting and public involvement.Alaska NewsNathaniel Herz
While Sen. Dan Sullivan wants to prohibit agents of the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying guns — an idea triggered by what he describes as a reckless armed raid on miners in Chicken — an independent $50,000 state investigation commissioned by former Gov. Parnell concluded that the agents were not reckless and did not act inappropriately.Alaska NewsDermot Cole
At high tide, more water piles on top of geological faults, adding to the stress already there. If the fault is close to slipping, tides can trigger small tremors -- or, perhaps, larger quakes.ScienceNed Rozell
The Alaska Bush Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relies on teleconferencing to connect members in rural Alaska in services that span hundreds of miles.Rural AlaskaJoAnne Knight

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Sports

Tarbath, Wonders triumph at snowy Kincaid ski race

Service's Emma Tarbath and South's Hunter Wonders took South Skiathlon victories Saturday at Kincaid Park, where racers, coaches and volunteers paid tribute to former Junior Nordic League program director Ellen Toll, who died earlier in the week.Alaska Dispatch News

Arctic

Warmth, lack of snow in Yukon threatens winter events

Organizers of outdoor sports and cultural events are nervous about the mild and snow-sparse winter, and are hoping conditions will be dramatically different in the next two weeks. Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International

Adventure

Where did Whittier's silver salmon go?

Southcentral anglers used to casting a line in Prince William Sound for late-season silver salmon at the Whittier Boat Harbor, Smitty’s Cove, Salmon Run or nearby say the return has sharply declined in recent years and are seeking an explanation from biologistsMike Campbell

Nation/World

We Alaskans

In Unalakleet, finding the light in a dark, sometimes scary, world

It was New Year’s Eve, typically my favorite service. The volunteer choir sings a few songs, we hug and end the year on a positive note with our gears turning. I love that. The year ends and I’m inspired – not by fame or fortune or flash, but by the people around me. Laureli Ivanoff