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VA official: Recruitment a challenge in Alaska

VA official: Recruitment a challenge in AlaskaThe chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System says recruitment of doctors and nurses is one of the biggest challenges it faces.

Fort Wainwright to pay EPA settlement

Fort Wainwright to pay EPA settlementAn Army garrison in Fairbanks will pay nearly $160,000 to government regulators after being found in violation of an act designed to protect groundwater.

Concern raised with direction of alcohol regulatory board

Concern raised with direction of alcohol regulatory boardA former director of the agency that regulates Alaska's liquor industry says interference by the state Commerce commissioner's office limited her ability to effectively do her job.

Parnell: Pipeline agreement signed

Parnell: Pipeline agreement signedSean Parnell says an agreement has been signed that allows for the next stage in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.

Iditarod registration opening draws 60 mushers

Iditarod registration opening draws 60 mushersOrganizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race say 60 mushers have signed up for the 2015 race so far.

First Yukon River king salmon reach Canada

First Yukon River king salmon reach CanadaThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the first Yukon River spawning king salmon have reached the border with Canada.

Begich, Young split on birth control ruling

Begich, Young split on birth control rulingSen. Mark Begich says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Thayer: tentative deal reached with 3rd union

Thayer: tentative deal reached with 3rd unionA state official says a tentative three-year agreement has been reached with the last of the unions representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers.

BLM completes land transfer for Alaska village

BLM completes land transfer for Alaska villageThe Bureau of Land Management says it has completed a land transfer for an Alaska Native village.

Minnesota to be new home for rescued wolf pups

Minnesota to be new home for rescued wolf pupsFive wolf pups rescued by firefighters from the Funny River wildfire will have a new home at the Minnesota Zoo once they're healthy enough to travel.