Today's News

The Seawolves and Nanooks waged a fiesty defensive battle Thursday night in front of an Alaska Airlines Center crowd of 1,805, a 76-71 win for a UAA team that fought back from an eight-point deficit in the second half.Beth Bragg
Anchorage attorney Treg Taylor is joining the Assembly race in South Anchorage and former TV reporter Joy Bunde is dropping out in a last-minute shuffle among conservative candidates for an open seat in the April 5 election.Devin Kelly

Mushers need straw — lots of straw — for their dogs during the Iditarod, and on Thursday roughly 50 volunteers in Anchorage carried, bagged and stacked about 1,500 bales of it for the 1,000-mile race to Nome.

Tara Young
UAA point guard Kiki Robertson distributed a game-high 10 assists in the win becoming the Seawolves career assists leader.Stephan Wiebe
The state board has already approved a measure to allow stores to include a space specifically for smoking or consuming marijuana, like a bar or café. But what should that space actually be like?Laurel Andrews
Dining out isn’t always the best option on Valentine's Day. It doesn’t mean, though, that we have to find ourselves bereft of a wonderful meal or making something fussy. Kim Sunée

Three powerful exhibits opened at the Anchorage Museum on Feb. 5, all located on the third floor in a grouping that lets the viewer conveniently stroll from one to the next and see everything without doubling back.

Mike Dunham
Alaska's biggest juried art show, a sharp look at colonial violence and a broad mediation on "the gladiator culture" of hockey open at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
Lobbying for your own interests with state legislators may seem daunting. Let's break it down.Scott McMurren
The ex-wife of the defendant in a $52 million criminal fraud case filled in more of the story Thursday with testimony about lavish spending, a family trip to Disney World in the corporate jet and a backdated $2.6 million promissory note that she called a lie.Lisa Demer
The most eye-catching items I saw in the round of art openings on Feb. 5 were not new. Mike Dunham
The annual Empty Bowl fundraiser has become so popular that Bean’s worries they’ll run out of bowls.Mike Dunham
Senate President Kevin Meyer says the consistent message from Alaskans is to make government the right size. But what does that mean? “That number, we don’t know," he said.Dermot Cole
Eagle River, Dimond, West and Chugiak advance at the First National Cup state hockey tournament in Wasilla on Thursday to make it all Anchorage-area semifinals for large schools.Doyle Woody
Lawmakers on Thursday again delayed a final decision on whether they should stay in their renovated Anchorage offices or decamp to a state-owned building elsewhere downtown — prolonging an already lengthy debate over the expensive lease.Nathaniel Herz
Hillary Clinton, scrambling to recover from her double-digit defeat in the New Hampshire primary, repeatedly challenged Bernie Sanders’ trillion-dollar policy plans at their presidential debate Thursday night and portrayed him as a big talker who needed to “level” with voters.JuliE Pace and Catherine Lucey
OPINION: Alaska Dispatch News dropped the ball when it profiled a UAA basketball player and focused on her hair, not her accomplishments as a student athlete.Katina Ozrelic
Two downtown agencies are working to combine security forces and expand private security communications across downtown Anchorage, in hopes it maker it safer and more pleasant for visitors and businesses. Devin Kelly
Mushers need straw — lots of straw — for their dogs during the Iditarod, and on Thursday roughly 50 volunteers in Anchorage carried, bagged and stacked about 1,500 bales of it for the 1,000-mile race to Nome. Tegan Hanlon

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership reports it has seen an increase of aggression, and in some cases violence, from Anchorage’s homeless, especially young adults and teens.

Scott Jensen