The Alaska Marine Highway System is losing funds to legislative and administrative budget cuts just as managers try to update the fleet with a set of faster ferries. Related Link: Latest pictures of construction of the fast ferry, the M/V Fairweather
- Alaska Republicans will pick their preferred presidential candidate March 1. Democrats will hold caucuses across the state on March 26.
- Anchorage-based singer-songwriter Sophia Street and James Goodreau dropped into KTOO’s arts room to play a Red Carpet Concert.
- A bill to break up the FAA and privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers cleared the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House Thursday night.
- "Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad stroke policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable for assembly members to go after the budget work," said Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl.