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Plans to do away with daylight savings time have met with support in Southcentral and Interior Alaska, but opposition in Southeast. One solution might be to allow for a time zone change.Associated Press
Alaska saw some weird winter weather last month: rain, warmth and -- in the western part of the state -- a once-in-a-lifetime "thundersnow" event. Megan Edge
John Lackey of Anchorage rolled into McGrath Tuesday morning to win the first stage of the Iditarod Trail Invitational human-powered race in 1 day, 18 hours and 32 minutes -- about four hours faster than any dog team has made the trip.  Craig Medred
UAA, last in the WCHA, still can gain a playoff spot on the final weekend of the regular season. Here's how.Doyle Woody
Traffic is moving again after car fire closed the Knik River Bridge in both directions for some time, the Anchorage Police Department said Tuesday morning.Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said a police chase in the Valley ended when the suspect was found by a K9 unit partway up a cottonwood tree. The Wasilla man was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including a previous charge of fleeing police, they said.Alaska Dispatch News
A $4.1 billion deal with the Rosneft, announced last year, is now undermined by sanctions against Russia and other economic problems in that country, Norway's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. says. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
The Russian economic meltdown and the collapse of the ruble means Russian tourists are no longer streaming to Finnish Lapland for winter getaways, but travelers from Asia and elsewhere have taken their place. YLE News
LETTERS: Readers hold forth on burning news topics as the legislature continues to meet in Juneau.Alaska Dispatch News

The Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament runs Monday, March 2, 2015, through Saturday, March 7, at West High School. 

Erik Hill
With third-period leads of 3-1 and 4-3, the Aces ended up losing a valuable point in the ECHL standings when Bakersfield generated multiple comebacks on Rabobank Arena.Doyle Woody
A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday. Yereth Rosen
Both the Thunderbirds girls and Eagles boys went undefeated in the regular season and eased to blowout wins in the openers of the Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament at West High.Alaska Dispatch News

The Alaska Cello Intensive is a series of workshops for teens and preteens that bring music and the outdoors together. This isn’t their first quirky Alaska-themed video.

Alaska Dispatch News
A career geologist accused in an Alaska environmental crimes case involving the dormant Platinum Creek Mine is cooperating with authorities and will plead guilty Wednesday to three federal charges.Lisa Demer
Dancers from Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet company performed in two of the eight works presented by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra.  Mike Dunham
Big Lake musher and four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser's memoir has been issued a week before the 43rd Iditarod gets started. It will be Buser's 32nd race. Suzanna Caldwell
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.Jerzy Shedlock
For two decades, a liquor store in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood has drawn the ire of some residents and business owners, who say it stokes problems associated with street alcoholics and drug dealers. Michelle Theriault Boots
OPINION: To cut education funding now is a fool's savings. Alaskans should know better.Dr. James Johnsen