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In a Wednesday morning press conference, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Alaska fired its first salvo against its opposition. The anti-legalization campaign says those tactics are ones they've seen before.
Suzanna Caldwell
With a little help from warm weather, road crews are ready to open the park road to the Teklanika rest area at Mile 30.
Alaska Dispatch
With $15 million in savings and increased revenue from last year, Anchorage leaders are considering ways to put the extra money to good use -- while keeping an eye on the reality that state money may be harder to come by in the years ahead.
Sean Doogan
OPINION: It's possible that a gas pipeline could generate $4 billion a year a decade from now. But if oil and gas prices tank while construction costs shoot up, the state could collect 10 percent of that amount. In thinking about a gas pipeline, Alaskans shouldn't think of the much-quoted $4 billion forecast as a given.VoicesDermot Cole
OPINION: The death of legislation proposing changes to Alaskans' access to water rights proves that loud and sustained public outcry can indeed change the course of government for the greater good. But Alaskans should keep vigilant for the bill's return.CommentaryHal Shepherd
ANALYSIS: Demand for liquefied natural gas is steadily rising, and anxiety is growing about supply and where prices will wind up after a host of new projects come online worldwide.CommentaryBill White

News & Politics

Anchorage physician charged with more than $300,000 in Medicaid fraud

Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh and his office manager allegedly falsified Medicaid records whenever company finances were down, sometimes picking patients at random and billing the office manager's seven children for services that were never performed.Laurel Andrews

Arctic

Law enforcement in northern Canada: Booze seized in Northwest Territories, new 911 service eyed in Yukon

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police found vodka, beer and other contraband in vehicles stopped on winter roads. Yukon officials, meanwhile, are hoping to expand 911 service beyond the Whitehorse area. CBC News

Voices

Alaska gas line revenues could hit $4 billion, but don't count the money just yet

OPINION: It's possible that a gas pipeline could generate $4 billion a year a decade from now. But if oil and gas prices tank while construction costs shoot up, the state could collect 10 percent of that amount. In thinking about a gas pipeline, Alaskans shouldn't think of the much-quoted $4 billion forecast as a given.Dermot Cole

Nation/World

  • Zynga hopes to turn around years of decreasing revenue with "FarmVille 2: Country Escape," an app for iOS and Android. Will its foray into mobile-first social gaming bring home the bacon?
  • Despite Russia's attempts to control the Internet and manipulate opinion, especially over events in Ukraine, the truth seeps out. Social-media activists help ensure the free flow of ideas and facts.