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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 East girls and West boys are the teams to beat in this week's Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament at West High.Alaska Dispatch News
LETTERS: With the Legislature in session, readers have plenty of things to sound off on.Alaska Dispatch News
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
This book is not just a fascinating story of one man. It has some of the best descriptions of Alaska's Iditarod Trail yet to see print.David A. James
Roughly 150 people signed up to testify on issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to education funding to honeybees. Devin Kelly
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Results from Saturday's boys basketball games in Anchorage.Alaska Dispatch News
Only victory Saturday night could keep UAA from being eliminated from WCHA playoff contention, and the Seawolves survived with a 6-1 win over No. 11-ranked Bowling Green.Doyle Woody
Chugiak completed its regular season with a 64-38 Cook Inlet Conferenece girls basketball win on Saturday at Chugiak. Alaska Dispatch News
Niklas Lundstrom, who surrendered five goals in Alaska's 6-2 loss at Colorado, is under NHL contract to the St. Louis Blues, so the Aces are expected to use him. Thing is, Troy Redmann has been the better goalie.Doyle Woody
Colorado skiers won three of Saturday's four races to claim the team title in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association championships.Alaska Dispatch News

The UAA men's basketball team beat Saint Martin's, 101-67, in their last regular season home game on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Marc Lester
"It wasn't pretty, but we got it done," UAA women's basketball coach Ryan McCarthy said after a 74-64 win over a motivated Billings squad.Beth Bragg
OPINION: Alaska was making progress on a gas line. Now? Don't make book on it.Paul Jenkins
The UAA men's basketball team defeated Saint Martin's 101-67 on Saturday in the final home game of the season at the Alaska Airlines Center. Matt Tunseth
OPINION: The story of June Stein's firing raises a host of troubling issues, but conspicuously missing from the discussion is the name of Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards.Donald Craig Mitchell
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

Photos from several events of the 80th annual Fur Rendezvous winter festival from around Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Dispatch News