A campaign mailer in which Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski accuses rival Dan Coffey of buying Anchorage Assembly votes has led to a counter-move from Coffey -- a robocall by Coffey's wife accusing Demboski of slander.
Devin Kelly
A new review of the way the Anchorage School District manages its facilities operations makes 28 recommendations, including filling job vacancies on a timely basis after noting the top facilities position went unfilled for three years.
Tegan Hanlon
An Anchorage lawyer whose building adjoins the rebuilt state legislative building downtown on Tuesday sued the state, contending that the lease for the remodeled Legislative Information Office is illegal, too expensive and should be declared “null and void.”
Lisa Demer
The Republican-controlled Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at sidelining Gov. Bill Walker’s effort to take control of proposed backup gas pipeline from the North Slope.
Nathaniel Herz
After regulators completed a second remedial study of environmental impacts that were supposed to be evaluated before exploration rights were auctioned off, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell ruled that the Chukchi Sea lease sale held seven years ago will stand.
Yereth Rosen
Two Democrats are making this session’s first attempt to make a big dent in the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit following last week’s news that budget cuts alone would not solve the state’s financial problems.PoliticsPat Forgey
A Matanuska-Susitna Borough appeals board emerged from three hours of closed-door deliberations Tuesday to uphold a December decision rejecting an Anchorage company's bid for a construction and demolition debris landfill near Palmer. Mat-SuZaz Hollander
As a Canadian decision to close the border at night between the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder and the British Columbia town of Stewart goes into effect tonight, residents were planning a morning protest.Alaska NewsLaurel Andrews
The old Swanson’s grocery store in Bethel will become the new-old Swanson’s, or at least that’s what people are calling it for now.EconomyLisa Demer

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Denali Highway snow clearing begins early for bridge maintenance

The Denali Highway, a popular spot for mushers and snowmachiners in the winter, is getting cleared a little ahead of schedule this year, though it's not entirely due to the state's low-snow winter.Suzanna Caldwell

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Could Maine become the nation's second 'Arctic' state?

Maine lies some 1,500 miles south of the Arctic Circle, but it has strong connections to the Arctic -- and is hoping to play a bigger role in the region.Alaska Dispatch News

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