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Temperatures in Anchorage were expected to drop below freezing Wednesday evening, turning wet roads into icy ones.Laurel Andrews
 A Palmer Superior Court jury on Tuesday found the City of Houston was not acting in retaliation when officials fired police Capt. Charley McAnally in 2011. Zaz Hollander
Authorities say a married couple and their dogs escaped a fast-moving fire near Wasilla that spread to frost-killed grass and prompted the state’s Department of Forestry to send out a news release warning residents in Southcentral Alaska of high fire danger due to dry conditions and a lack of snow. Zaz Hollander,Tegan Hanlon
An Anchorage road construction company that wants the Mat-Su Borough to lift agriculture-only protections near Willow has reinvigorated the debate over the Valley's shrinking farmland. Zaz Hollander
Hatcher Pass is usually the go-to destination for skiers and snowmachiners looking for a little early-season snow. Not this year. The bubble of warm air parked over Southcentral Alaska has left the pass high in the Talkeetna Mountains bare-sloped and brutally lacking in white. Zaz Hollander

Lack of snow steals early-season recreation glory from Hatcher Pass

November 14, 2014 - 7:26pm -- mdent
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Hatcher Pass is usually the go-to destination for skiers and snowmachiners looking for a little early-season snow. Not this year. The bubble of warm air parked over Southcentral Alaska has left the pass high in the Talkeetna Mountains bare-sloped and brutally lacking in white.

 

Alaska State Troopers assisted Anchorage police in locating Hugh Jeffrey Perry after he fled to Palmer.Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska State Troopers say a man arrested Monday for shooting and killing a Palmer woman in the Butte has been indicted on kidnapping charges by a grand jury. Zaz Hollander
More than a month after suing Gov. Sean Parnell for the release of public records related to problems in the Alaska National Guard, media outlets have received more than 2,000 pages of documents but the heavily redacted material sheds little light on how Parnell and his staff addressed guard-related complaints.   Jill Burke
The Mat-Su Borough is taking another crack at regulations governing wireless and other tall towers to meet the communications demands of the borough's growing population. Zaz Hollander

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