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A cargo ship has been permitted to leave Dutch Harbor after posting a $500,000 bond and agreeing to leave some its crew behind Thursday following a two-week detention for an environmental crimes investigation by the Coast Guard.
Tegan Hanlon
A House committee Thursday approved a plan to cut the Legislature’s spending by 1.7 percent, well short of the reductions proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to state agency budgets under his control.
Nathaniel Herz
Anchorage police reported Thursday that they need help locating three suspects who severely beat a local cab driver when he asked for their fare.
Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the beating of one man and threats to kill a family in a Western Alaska village. Three men have been arrested. 
Megan Edge
A 28-year-old man accused of attempting to smuggle drugs over the fence and then fleeing from the scene at the Anchorage Correctional Complex is facing multiple charges. 
Megan Edge
Some Highly Informed questions about marijuana laws in Alaska simply lead to more questions.Highly InformedScott Woodham
Originally slated to open this Sunday, Krispy Kreme said it has not yet broken ground on an Alaska franchise.BusinessSean Doogan
It's a topsy-turvy world we're living in lately, where it's raining in normally sub-zero Alaska and the U.S. South is dealing with show-stopping winter weather. And some research suggests it's only likely to continue.WeatherCraig Medred
Behind the leaders, six other teams were out of Nome by 10 a.m. Thursday. Wily veteran Scott Davis of Soldotna and partner Aaron Bartel of Anchorage were on the trail at 8:12 a.m., followed at 8:57 a.m. by the father-son duo of Andy and Brad George. OutdoorsMike Campbell

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Iditarod 2015

What weather can mushers expect on new northern Iditarod route?

Most of Alaska is forecast to have above-normal precipitation. Since March is one of the driest months of the year for the Interior, that still may not mean a lot of new snow for Iditarod mushers.Brian Brettschneider


The Arctic -- An uncommon heritage of humankind

With the Arctic Council, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other entities and rules already keeping the Arctic peaceful and orderly, there is no need for a new Arctic treaty to sort out international relations at the top of the globe. Heather Exner-Pirot


We Alaskans

Being female among fishermen: An unwelcome reminder on the docks

In cornering me on the dock, Carl effectively cracked that measuring stick over his knee and forced me to remember that in a society where gender, power and violence are all connected, even the strongest fisherman’s vulnerability is never quite as distant as she’d like to imagine.Tele Aadsen