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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
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
An Anchorage judge sentenced David Lopez to 62 years for killing his wife in 2012 and another year for threatening the state officials who had just taken away the couple’s 2-year-old child.Jerzy Shedlock

A meeting between two hot teams on a snowy Thursday night, Jan. 22, 2015, ended with the UAA women basketball team extending its winning streak while snapping Western Washington's. Inside domination combined with their usual feisty defense carried the Seawolves to their fifth straight win, a 71-58 victory that cooled off Western Washington, which saw its five-game winning streak end. 

A 32-year-old man has been charged in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting in the Anchorage neighborhood of Airport Heights. Megan Edge
The 26-year-old victim sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries after being shot multiple times in the attack in an East Anchorage home, Anchorage police said.Megan Edge

Service’s Bradley Kuper scored the game-winning goal with 4:08 left in overtime to lift the Cougars to a 3-2 Cook Inlet Conference boys hockey win over Dimond on Wednesday night, Jan. 21, 2015, at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. 

Anchorage police reported Wednesday that they were investigating a fatal vehicle accident that occurred in the early-morning hours and left a 30-year-old passenger dead. Police also said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was found and arrested on outstanding warrants.Alaska Dispatch News
Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict significant snow accumulations of between 5 and 10 inches later this week, followed by cold temperatures from the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Megan Edge,Laurel Andrews

The West High School ski team hosted the Twilight 2x2x2 cross-country ski meet on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Kincaid Park. 

Erik Hill