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Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years

NOME, Alaska - Dallas Seavey has won his third Iditarod in the past four years, beating his father and more than 60 other mushers to the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome early Wednesday after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. Seavey came in under the city's famed wooden-arch finish line to wild applause from fans lining the street, some who poured out of the bars that stayed open into the wee hours. An exhausted Seavey, who also won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 2012 and 2014, petted and hugged his dogs after their victory.
Seaveys take top spots in Nome

NOME - If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world's most famous sled dog race, it was this year.
Mushers embark on new route across Alaska as Iditarod begins

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Iditarod mushers began their 1,000-mile trek across Alaska along a new route Monday after poor trail conditions forced organizers to push the race's start north, bypassing a mountain range.
Iditarod show goes on despite lack of snow

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - If there is one day when mushers in the Iditarod sled dog race don't have to worry about trail conditions, it should be Saturday during the ceremonial start.
Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

...tipping point on people's thinking about marijuana in this country," said Tim Hinterberger, chair of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.Associated Press reporter Mark Thiessen in Anchorage contributed to this report.
Weird weather lingers across region

...droves after that," he said.Associated Press writer Mark Thiessen in Anchorage contributed to this report.Follow Rachel D'Oro at Mark Thiessen at
Lockheed Martin wins Alaska spaceport bid

ANCHORAGE - The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle.
Volunteers bring Santa to remote Alaska village

SHISHMAREF - Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream.
Alaska to begin counting more than 53,000 ballots

ANCHORAGE - Alaska will begin counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state's unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor. Democratic Sen.
Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - After a short hiatus, gay marriage once again became legal in the state of Alaska when the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to intervene.


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