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Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

At 5:38 a.m. on Friday, March 2, an APD officer saw a male walking across the street in the area of Tudor and Wright in Anchorage. The male was wearing clothing that matched the description of a suspect in several recent burglaries.

The South Fork Community Council met March 1 at Eagle River High School to hear presentations from speakers and made a resolution concerning a developer’s request for a variance on a project near Bernard Road.

Speakers included Jim Anderson, chief financial officer for the Anchorage School District, Nancy Clark, manager of the Chugiak-Eagle River Library, and Jeanna Bowie from Kinney Engineering.

Opposition for development variance

Larry Daugherty, a two-time Iditarod contestant and oncologist at Alaska Cancer Treatment Center in Anchorage, went about his daily routine two weeks ago, unaware that he would be competing in Iditarod 2018.

“I told everyone I was not going to do it,” Daugherty said Friday evening before the ceremonial start in Anchorage.

“But I got a call from Jason Campeau,” who would not be able to run his team due to lingering effects of a concussion that inspired Daugherty to wear a helmet with the note “For Jason” on it.

A Chugiak man is wanted after a home robbery last weekend.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, 19-year-old Lepharoh Merriouns of Chugiak knocked on the door of a residence in the early evening of March 3. Merriouns told the homeowner he had been robbed and asked if he could come inside to use the phone.

I want to thank Rep. Dan Saddler for his loyalty and respect for our military veterans and service to his district and the Legislature.

As a legislator representing a district with more veterans than any other in Alaska, I take very seriously my responsibility to look out for veterans’ interests. My legislative career has focused strongly on supporting veterans and their families, and my proudest duty has been as chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs, and Joint Armed Services committees.

Employing a stifling trap defense the Chugiak Mustangs held the visiting Eagle River Wolves scoreless for the entire first period of their Saturday night game. On most nights, that portends a good outcome.

This night however, would be different. The Mustangs (15-10, 8-5) led by a scant four points then, and coach Jocquis Sconiers was right to be worried. At the end of yet another pounding Mustangs vs. Wolves basketball game, the annual Birchwood Bowl trophy was being hoisted by the team in dark blue for the first time in quite a few seasons after a 38-31 victory.

My son recently expressed excitement towards registering for next year’s freshman class at Eagle River High School, in particular because of all the interesting electives he anticipated.

As both a teacher at ERHS and a parent of a soon-to-be freshman, it was with a sad heart I had to temper his expectations in light of staffing cuts and course closings resulting from funding levels far outpaced by inflation.

If only Joe McCarthy had lived to see this moment, when it is suddenly in vogue to attribute large-scale events in American politics to the hand of Russia and to inveigh against domestic subversion.

Robert Mueller released an indictment of 13 Russians for crimes related to their social-media campaign to meddle in our internal affairs in the run-up to and aftermath of the 2016 election.

Mueller obviously isn’t a McCarthyite, and can’t be held responsible for the hysteria — and hopeful expectations of an impeachment-level event — that has built up around his work.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues took on the question of health care on Feb. 23.

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in presenting the group’s blueprint for policy changes at the National Press Club, lamented that one of the country’s largest challenges seems to have been set aside by policymakers.

“It’s like health care doesn’t even matter anymore down here,” he said.

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