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Alaska legislative committee allows Medicaid lawsuit to proceed

By Tegan Hanlon, ADN ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Legislature’s lawsuit to block Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion will continue in state Superior Court after a House-Senate committee met behind closed doors Monday to discuss the litigation, but declined to stop it with a public vote. Read More:

Man wins 60 parcels in Alaska land sale — but walks away with only 1

By Sean Doogan, ADN ANCHORAGE – The state of Alaska is revisiting the way it sells lands to the public after a Washington state man won 60 land parcels in a recent land sale, but bought just one. Joe Carrillo said he was just playing the odds and only really wanted a few of the […]

Bethel drafts LGBT anti-discrimination laws

The Associated Press | BETHEL, Alaska – City employees could soon be protected from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination under changes to Bethel’s municipal code. Read More:

Last of explosives found at Delta home detonated safely

By Michael Paschall, Delta Wind DELTA JUNCTION—Air Force explosive ordinance specialists from Eielson Air Force Base, along with Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department, Fort Greely Fire Department, and Alaska State Troopers successfully disposed of the last 15 pounds of explosives found recently in a garage in Big Delta. Read More:

Winter storm warning issued for heavy snowfall in Interior Alaska

By Jeff Richardson, News-Miner Update 5:30 a.m. Tuesday: Fairbanks North Star Borough schools will be open as usual today. Parents are advised to keep an eye on potential bus delays and route changes, www.k12northstar.org/late-bus FAIRBANKS—A wild weekend of weather is about to get a bit wackier. Just as a record snowfall is completing the transition […]

EIS forthcoming for proposed Donlin gold mine

By Lakeidra Chavis, KYUK BETHEL – Permitting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine, which will affect communities along the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is underway. An official draft of the statement examining the mine’s affects on the environment will be available at the end of November. Before the mine can be built more than 150 permits and […]

With reservoir low, Kodiak asks citizens to conserve water

By Kayla Desroches, KMXT KODIAK – It’s been a dry summer for Kodiak, which has lowered bodies of water throughout Kodiak Island, including the Monashka reservoir. According to Rick Thoman, the climate science and services manager for the Alaska region of the National Weather Service, it’s one of the driest seasons in Kodiak history. Read […]

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