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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Kevin McCarthy and John Boehner

McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race, Throwing GOP Leadership Into Chaos

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The current House GOP leader said he was withdrawing because, for Republicans to unite, “we probably need a fresh face.” Now, leadership elections have been postponed.

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Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

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A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.

Soda shelf

Berkeley’s Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

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Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Should Medicaid Recipients Have to Work?

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If Arizona gets its way, its able-bodied, low-income adults will face the toughest requirements in the country to receive health care coverage through Medicaid.

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.