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The Alaska Department of Transportation is proposing a landing fee at the Deadhorse Airport, the aviation hub for the North Slope's oil industry, and some stakeholders aren't pleased with the idea.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
The Anchorage Education Association couldn't decide between endorsing Ethan Berkowitz or Andrew Halcro for mayor of Alaska's largest city, so it picked both.Devin Kelly
The body of an ice fisherman who went missing Tuesday after driving his van onto Hidden Lake on the Kenai Peninsula was recovered the next day, troopers said.Tegan Hanlon
Members of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly, who currently preside over meetings from a surprisingly high dais, are giving the public a chance to weigh in on a proposal to move them down to floor level for three months. Zaz Hollander
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed at Benson Boulevard and the Seward Highway on Wednesday afternoon, police said.Jerzy Shedlock
A man who led authorities on a pursuit along the Seward and Sterling highways over the weekend and escaped custody by fleeing into the woods was arrested Wednesday in Wasilla, after the official search for him had been called off.Megan Edge
As the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a court case challenging Affordable Care Act subsidies, Alaska legislators on Wednesday heard a presentation attacking another component of the ACA: Medicaid expansion.Laurel Andrews
The ceremonial start is important to the Iditarod for both image and financial reasons. So-called "Iditariders'' pay thousands of dollars each year in an auction for seats in the sleds of Iditarod mushers who drive their dog teams through the city.Craig Medred
The conservative group Americans for Prosperity, founded by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, brought national politics into the Anchorage mayoral race this week by running ads tying candidate Ethan Berkowitz to President Obama.Devin Kelly
The Virginia consulting firm that worked on U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s successful campaign last year is opening an office in Alaska and completing an agreement to be the lead strategist for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election bid.Nathaniel Herz