Advocates frustrated with pace for rules to dispense overdose antidote

by Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO
- Advocates of a bill that would allow pharmacists to dispense an opioid-effects blocking drug with restrictions are frustrated that regulatory barriers the law was supposed to knock down are still up. Gov. Bill Walker signed the  law six months ago to ease access...

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Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak with Kaitlyn (left) and Terry Strada — whose husband, Thomas, died in the Sept. 11 attacks — after a May 17 news conference concerning the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act in Washington.

Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

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The legislation allows families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government. The override is the first of Obama’s presidency.

Police in El Cajon, Calif., provided this image, which they say is a still from a bystander's cellphone video of the shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday. Police say the man was pointing an object — which was not a weapon — at an officer.

Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man Leads To Protests In San Diego Suburb

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On Tuesday, an officer in El Cajon, Calif., shot and killed an unarmed black man. His sister had called the police to ask them to help her brother, who was acting erratically.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Patty Murray and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin speak at a news briefing at the Capitol on Tuesday.

Congress Reaches Agreement To Fund Government Until December

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After weeks of negotiations, agreement over aid to Flint, Mich. will keep the government running through mid-December, narrowly avoiding a Sept. 30 deadline.

Members of a joint investigation team present the preliminary results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014. The investigators said Wednesday they have confirmed that MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile fired from rebel-held areas in Ukraine.

Flight MH17 Was Shot Down By Missile Moved From Russia, Investigators Say

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A Dutch-led team of international researchers found that a Buk missile shot down Flight MH17 in 2014. Evidence suggests the missile was brought from Russia and fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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21-year-old enters guilty plea in shooting case involving a friend

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Reece Johnson, 21, to be released for time served from May shooting in HUD that left his friend permanently injured.

Alaska School District employee charged with embezzling tens of thousands from schools

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Anchorage police have charged a former Anchorage School District employee with embezzlement. The charges come after a five month investigation. APD fraud division detective Tony Pate told reporters Tuesday that the suspect, Kellie Fagan, allegedly took between $50,000-$60,000 in school district funds from two schools.

Kodiak council pursues restriction on discharge of firearms within city limits

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The Kodiak City Council has advanced an ordinance that could, if passed, restrict the discharge of firearms and other so-called “dangerous weapons” within city limits. At the council’s regular meeting last week, City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski explained the ban would apply in most cases except for when the weapons are used in defense of life and property.

Alaska Natives respond to plan for questions on 2020 census

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ANCHORAGE — Federal officials are considering changes to the 2020 census that would result in Alaska Natives being asked about their tribal affiliation and shareholder status with regional and village corporations. KTUU-TV reports that the proposal was met with concern by…

Petersburg man pleads to child pornography charge

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A Petersburg man has pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography and will be sentenced for that crime in December. Marvin Jackson, 28, entered a guilty plea Sept. 14 in U.S. District Court and signed a plea agreement with prosecutors in August.

Alaska Air Guard rescues injured climber from Pioneer Peak

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ANCHORAGE — A climber injured in a fall on Pioneer Peak near Palmer was hoisted to safety Monday night by the Alaska Air Guard. Shawnee Whitehorse, 23, of Palmer fell and was injured when an ice ax lodged in her…

Woman arrested after Bethel police respond to reports of gunfire

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Two people were taken into custody by the Bethel Police Department after reports of gunfire Monday night. According to a press release Tuesday afternoon, a call came in around 9 p.m. warning of an intoxicated man wearing a dark hoodie yelling and shooting a handgun on a boardwalk between Akakeek and Owl streets. Witnesses told responding officers that it was a fight between a man and a woman.

Petersburg man charged with rape and assault

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A Petersburg man was arraigned yesterday in Petersburg Courthouse for allegedly kidnapping a female victim, assaulting her with a knife, and raping her.