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Roughly 150 people signed up to testify on issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to education funding to honeybees. 

Devin Kelly
A 54-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with federal firearms and drug offenses after law enforcement received a tip that he had sexually assaulted a minor and provided the synthetic drug "Molly" to two underage girls.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers are continuing to search for Andre Morris Tanner, who led authorities on a pursuit on the Seward Highway before escaping into the woods 15 miles north of the junction with the Sterling Highway Saturday afternoon.Devin Kelly
A Ketchikan Superior Court Judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state to require municipalities to help pay for public education, invalidating Alaska’s longheld school funding formula.Tegan Hanlon
Kevin Campbell was arrested at a McDonald's on Northern Lights Boulevard and Muldoon Road about 10:23 a.m., after an “observant citizen” spotted him and called police, an Anchorage Police spokeswoman said. Devin Kelly
Across Alaska, trooper seizures of alcohol, heroin and processed marijuana declined in 2014. Seizures of prescription drugs also dropped while seizures of methamphetamine and cocaine more than doubled.Tegan Hanlon
The only pull of nostalgia I get from leaving the winter water system behind is mothballing our old-fashioned pitcher-pump until the next fall. Over the years, the pump has been patched by welds, repainted and has seen more replacement gaskets than the old 1967 Rambler station wagon that was my first car.Steve Kahn
The state may be facing a $3.5 billion deficit, but budget talk isn't all that goes on in Juneau. The House has so far passed more ceremonial bills than substantive ones. The Senate Finance Committee spent part of a hearing on a bill to exempt Alaska from Daylight Saving Time. One representative has filed a measure to declare July the state’s peony month.Nathaniel Herz

European skiers dominated the first day of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association championships on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Kincaid Park.

 

Matt Tunseth
The Walker administration’s proposal to slash staff at a wildland firefighting camp in McGrath will increase the danger to people and property across a massive swath of the state, residents said. Alex DeMarban