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Anchorage doctor sentenced to prison in Medicaid fraud case

By Jerzy Shedlock, ADN ANCHORAGE – Anchorage physician Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh buried his face in his hands Wednesday as a judge sentenced him to three and a half years in prison for Medicaid fraud and tampering with evidence. Read More:

UAF cuts $20 million from budget, eliminates scores of teaching positions

The Associated Press FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. Read More:

Iditarod winner invests in treadmill to keep dogs in shape

The Associated Press | WILLOW, Alaska – The warm summer taking over Alaska might not evoke images of the state’s most famous dog sled race, but Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey is focused on the cold journey ahead. Read More:

Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil

The Associated Press LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices. Read More:

Chena, Salcha rivers make king salmon escapement goals

By Sam Friedman, News-Miner FAIRBANKS—Enough king salmon have made it up the Chena and Salcha rivers to meet escapement goals this summer, but the fish counts remained below historic averages despite major sports and subsistence fishing restrictions. Read More:

BP, ExxonMobil seek more Prudhoe gas

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce ANCHORAGE – BP and ExxonMobil, two of the three major Prudhoe Bay field owners, have applied to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for an increase in the allowable volume of natural gas that can be produced and sold from the North Slope field. Read More:

B.C. tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska JUNEAU – Developers of a mine on a Taku River tributary have stopped work after an on-site protest by a British Columbia tribal government. The Taku enters the ocean near Juneau. Read More:

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