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Across Alaska, trooper seizures of alcohol, cocaine, heroin and processed marijuana declined in 2014. Seizures of prescription drugs also dropped while seizures of methamphetamine more than doubled.

Tegan Hanlon
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
Border station hours between the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder and British Columbia's Stewart will be reduced, the Canadian Border Services Agency announced this week, and residents of both towns are unhappy.Laurel Andrews
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is asking for another $8.4 million for the troubled SAP automated financial system overhaul on top of the $22.5 million already spent in external contracting.Devin Kelly
Two young men arrested for smashing windows in at least 50 vehicles in Anchorage one morning last March were given a sentence Friday that won't leave them labeled felons if they make full restitution and stay out of trouble.Jerzy Shedlock
The crew of the City of Tokyo pumped about 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water directly overboard about 164 miles south of the Aleutian Islands, according to a settlement agreement.Yereth Rosen

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

 

Matt Tunseth
As they have for much of the 2,000-mile race from Big Lake to Nome and on to Fairbanks, the tandem of former champion Eric Quam and 31-year-old Scott Faeo leads. But an advantage that had been several hours earlier in the race had been cut 32 minutes.Mike Campbell
Sitting in a storage yard in Seattle are $8.2 million worth of steel bridge pilings purchased by the state of Alaska three governors ago. As they age, they continue to cost the state money, including $4,000 a month rent.Pat Forgey
The speaker of the Alaska House plans to introduce legislation next week affecting the state’s natural gas pipeline projects, a major point of contention between Republican House leaders and independent Gov. Bill Walker.Nathaniel Herz