Oho path

Remnants of Hurricane Oho barrel toward Southeast

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg
- The remnants of Hurricane Oho will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska on Friday.

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A gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where prisoners are executed. The death penalty was at the Supreme Court again Wednesday. Pat Sullivan/AP

Supreme Court Justices Deeply Divided Over Death Penalty In New Term

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The Supreme Court heard its first death penalty case of the new term Wednesday, and the questioning quickly showed how deep and bitter the divide between the justices has grown on this issue.

Jayne Fuentes is one of three plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Benton County of having "modern-day debtors' prisons." Courtesy of the ACLU of Washington

ACLU Sues Benton County, Wash., For Operating ‘Modern-Day Debtors Prison’

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The lawsuit would protect people like Jayne Fuentes — who can’t afford to pay mounting court fines and fees — from being sent back to jail if they are homeless, unemployed or just out of prison.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, participates in a panel discussion in March. His agency is considering banning financial companies from routinely requiring consumers to sign away the right to sue. Steve Helber/AP

Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class Action Lawsuits

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.

Image of a mini-kidney formed in a dish from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Minoru Takasato/Nature

Scientists Grow Primitive Human Kidneys In A Dish

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Scientists have tried for years to grow artificial kidneys in the lab. They’ve gotten a bit closer by using stem cells to create an “organoid” much like a fetal kidney. But it’s missing key parts.

More Alaska News

Denali name change trickles down to fast-food burger

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The extra-large sized McKinley Mac available at Alaska McDonald’s restaurants will now be marketed as the Denali Mac.

Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

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NOAA officials said there has been a general trend toward earlier arrivals in the past two decades. About 10,000 humpbacks winter in Hawaii each year.

1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

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Troopers say 23-year-old Joe Mielke of Big Lake was the only person on board the small plane when it went down.

Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

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The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before reforms.

Gas leak forces evacuation at Anchorage elementary school

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Anchorage school officials said there are no injuries and all students are safe after a gas line break forced the evacuation of Rabbit Creek Elementary School on Wednesday.

Agency issues split decision in water reservation case

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A state agency has delivered a split decision for conservationists seeking to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in Southcentral Alaska.

Former Fairbanks tutor convicted of sexual abuse of minor

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A former Fairbanks public school tutor has been found guilty of forcing a boy to have sex with him in 2010.

UAA launches Alaska’s first pharmacy program

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The University of Alaska Anchorage is launching the state’s first entirely local pharmacy program in partnership with Idaho State University.