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Tegan Hanlon is the digital managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at thanlon@alaskapublic.org or 907-550-8447. Read more about Tegan here.
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What do you want to ask Anchorage mayoral candidates?

Send us your questions to help inform our candidate questionnaires for the April 2 election.
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3 Alaska Native mushers lead the charge to Iditarod finish line

It’s a close race between Ryan Redington, Richie Diehl and Pete Kaiser.
A musher in a red jacket pushes off his sled.

Jessie Holmes wins Iditarod’s First Musher to the Yukon Award

His award included a five-course gourmet meal prepared by the executive chef at Marx Bros. Cafe, Jack Amon.
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The race is on: What to know about the 2023 Iditarod

How are Iditarod trail conditions? Why so few mushers this year? We answer those questions and more.
A mirrored building.

What do you want to ask Anchorage Assembly and school board candidates?

What issues matter most to you? Help us create our candidate questionnaires.
a house surrounded by the beginning of an approaching wave.

Dunleavy says state taking stock of damage as historic storm moves north along Alaska’s coastline

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Saturday night that this weekend’s historic storm has impacted almost 1,000 miles of Alaska’s coastline.
a musher with a microphone under the Iditarod burled arch

The Iditarod has a new champion: Brent Sass arrives first to Nome

The 42-year-old musher took command of this year’s race around the halfway point and never gave it up.
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‘Kind of a dream’: Brent Sass races to Nome, poised to win his first Iditarod

Brent Sass and his 11-dog team dashed out of the White Mountain checkpoint at 7:05 p.m., with just 77 miles to the finish line.
A dog looks at a connect four set

Chevelle, who loves to bark

“If the team slows down too much, then she starts barking to get them to go faster,” said Paige Drobny.

Brent Sass and his 12 dogs race out of Kaltag, holding onto Iditarod lead

Iditarod musher Brent Sass and his dog team raced out of Kaltag at 10:36 a.m. Saturday.
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Aaron Burmeister and his 13-dog team are first to McGrath

For his first-place arrival, Burmeister won a pair of locally-made musher mitts and a musher hat.
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The 2022 Iditarod starts this weekend. Here’s what to know.

The race, in some ways, is back to normal: Mushers are again dashing 1,000 miles to Nome.
A man in a yellow safety vest shovels snow in front of an american flag

Anchorage and Mat-Su schools close as forecast calls for more rain and snow

The Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center is also warning of “very dangerous avalanche conditions.”
A musher and dogs race to a finish line lined with people

The K300 starts Friday and it will look a bit different this year. Here’s what to know.

“It’s going to be a fast trail, that’s for sure, at least in the lower part of the river,” said the race manager.
A semitruck is overturned

Strong winds hammer Mat-Su, leading to widespread damage and power outages

The winds, reaching up to 91 mph Sunday near Palmer, flipped small planes, overturned semitrucks, toppled trees, tore off roofs and closed Mat-Su schools for at least two days.
Woman with Miss America shash is getting crowned.

Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, is crowned Miss America

Alaskans across the state are celebrating the news that Emma Broyles, from Anchorage, was crowned Miss America Thursday night. She’s the first Miss Alaska to win the Miss America competition.