Bob Bartholomew, July 30, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

Municipal sales tax could dive due to Walker’s PFD veto

by Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO
- Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew projected Gov. Bill Walker’s veto of about half of dividend funds will cost the city.

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In the wake of finding 12 dead cows killed by wolves, Washington Fish and Wildlife offiicals plan to kill an entire wolf pack inthe northeast corner of the state (File photo U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Washington to exterminate nearly 20% of state’s wolf population

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Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to kill an entire wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state. The decision comes after at least 12 cattle were killed in the area.

An aggressive marketing campaign has made the EpiPen the go-to drug for treating anaphylaxis. (Photo by Mark Zaleski/Associated Press)

Ubiquitous EpiPen becomes latest target in the drug wars

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Lawmakers are demanding answers as to why the price of this aging drug, which stops a life-threatening allergic reaction, keeps going up.

A handmade sign offers a stern warning at the entrance to an abandoned neighborhood where people have lost so much. (Kirk Siegler/NPR)

Among Louisiana flood victims, ‘depression levels are really high’

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More than 115,000 residents have applied for aid, and at least as many homes and businesses are ruined or badly damaged. The sheer scope of wreckage and loss can be overwhelming.

Twin girls born with extremely small heads, shrunken spinal cords and extra folds of skin around the skull. Scientists think this skin forms when the skull collapses onto itself after the brain —€” but not the skull —€” stops growing. The images of the girls' heads were constructed on the computer using CT scans taken shortly after birth. The girls were infected with Zika at 9 weeks gestation. (Courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America)

Zika images show ‘worst brain infections that doctors will ever see’

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Babies born with small heads are “just the tip of the iceberg” of what Zika does to a fetus’s brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.

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A sign posted on the door of the Aleknagik building in downtown Dillingham, where the ANL office is located. (Photo by KDLG)

Longtime business manager ousted from three village corporations

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The business manager for Aleknagik Natives Ltd. has been fired and an independent investigation is underway amid accusations that the employee had embezzled money from the village corporation.

Kodiak schools superintendent named best in the state

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Kodiak Island Borough Schools Superintendent Stewart McDonald was honored as the state’s Superintendent of the Year Monday night at the school board meeting by Lisa Parady, the executive director of the Alaska Superintendents Association.

Wings of Alaska makes push for stronger community ties

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There has been a little turbulence since the October sale of Wings of Alaska to Fjord Flying Service, but the new staff is continuing to work out the kinks.

Two sentenced for Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg

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Two of three men involved in a Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, August 23.

Deadline approaches to file for Ketchikan office

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With just a few days left for candidates to file for local office, the ballot so far is looking pretty sparse.

State raises waterfowl bag limits on three species

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Starting September 1, bag limits for three waterfowl species will go up as the state takes over for federal managers.

Floatplane pilot rescues dog from water in Ketchikan

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A dog is back home safe with its owners after being rescued from Tongass Narrows by a pilot who had just landed a floatplane when he spotted the animal struggling in the water.

Man sought on manslaughter charge surrenders to police

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A man sought by Anchorage police on a manslaughter charge has turned himself in. Anchorage television station KTUU reports Kuach Kuach, 19, surrendered Tuesday afternoon.