The winds were indeed howling along the Bering Sea coast on Monday, but this was not the storm of 1991 that turned back some of the Iditarod's top mushers and forced Martin Buser from Big Lake and Rick Swenson of Two Rivers to walk their dogs to second and first-place finishes.Craig Medred
A massive fundraising mismatch exists between supporters and detractors of the fight over a ballot item that would repeal a stimulus package full of tax cuts for Alaska's largest industry.Alex DeMarban
Supporters of a resolution that would provide public money for private schools were expressing confidence in the measure's passing in the lead-up to a vote on the Alaska Senate floor Wednesday, but it remained unclear if the necessary votes could be mustered.Pat Forgey
Kodiak fish processor North Pacific Seafoods pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to illegally dumping ammonia into the Kodiak city sewer, while the processor’s chief engineer faces charges of his own.Jerzy Shedlock
Last night, the leading Iditarod mushers knew the power of nature at its worst. Jeff King of Denali Park, Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, and Dallas Seavey were not battling each other at the end of the race -- they were battling unrelenting wind and bitter cold.Zack Steer
The two shooting victims are believed to have been living in Anchorage for “some time.” Both were in a tent along with a third yet to be identified victim when they were shot, according to Anchorage police.Alaska Dispatch
Those monitoring House Bill 77's progress will have to move quickly to study the measure, which now is of more limited power. The bill's first public hearing in the Alaska Legislature is Wednesday.Pat Forgey
Investigators suspect that if there’s a 'smoking gun' indicating Gov. Chris Christie knew about the political payback scheme, it might be in these private communications. The governor denies any knowledge of his inner circle’s plans.