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The Junior Iditarod is being moved north to Cantwell after low snow in Southcentral Alaska forced organizers to find trail elsewhere.Suzanna Caldwell

Skiing on its home trails, the UAA ski team shined on a sunny Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Kincaid Park, landing one man and two women in the top five of the Seawolf Invitational’s classic-technique race.


Beth Bragg
Randall Hoffbeck said that while an alternate gas project recently proposed by Gov. Bill Walker would be a competing project, it lags behind the major LNG project in terms of development and essentially would act as a backup as long as the major project moves forward. Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
The measure -- introduced one day after recreational use of marijuana became legal in Alaska -- outlines proposed license types and other aspects of marijuana commercialization in the state.Laurel Andrews
In the face of a multibillion-dollar deficit, the administration of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and state labor unions should renegotiate contract terms to lower health care costs and wage increases, a nonpartisan economic policy group said Wednesday. Dermot Cole
The Anchorage Police Department said it cited three people for publicly consuming marijuana Tuesday, the first day private recreational use of the drug was legalized.Megan Edge
Among the programs Rep. Lynn Gattis' budget cut were Best Beginnings, an early childhood reading program, the Live Homework Help program, the Statewide Literacy Program and broadband assistance for rural schools.Pat Forgey
Rep. Ben Nageak, a Democrat from Barrow, suffered a medical emergency on the House floor Wednesday morning while delivering a speech on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Nathaniel Herz
A cache of firearms, 5 pounds of meth and ski masks were strewn over a conference table as federal officials on Wednesday announced the convictions of three defendants tied to a violent drug trafficking ring in Anchorage. The defendants terrorized and tortured their victims, prosecutors said.Jerzy Shedlock
Anchorage police on Wednesday asked for the public's help in finding a 32-year-old man wanted on multiple misdemeanor and felony warrants who they said "is known to be armed and is considered dangerous."Alaska Dispatch News