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Wrangell doctor’s trial delayed until May

Wrangell doctor’s trial delayed until MayThe jury trial of Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another three months.

Lower 48 senators see Arctic irony in Alaskan views

The hearing provided an overview of Arctic issues: The prospect of new trade routes and drilling as the sea ice retreats, the need for infrastructure, the threat of erosion.

New Anchorage museum “lab” sparks innovation

New Anchorage museum “lab” sparks innovationWhat do buckets, disco balls, circuits, and marbles have in common? They’re all part of the Anchorage Museum’s attempt to spark innovation in their new interactive exhibit.

Denali air still pristine, with a few specks

Denali air still pristine, with a few specksFairbanks's air turns bitter every winter as we fill it with woodsmoke and other things, but just down the road Denali National Park has the clearest air measured among America's monitored national parks.

Rep. Young’s wolf comments raises eyebrows

Rep. Young’s wolf comments raises eyebrowsIn a written statement afterward, Young said he was employing analogy and hyperbole to point out that wolves are a problem for communities that have them.

Skagway school expands academic extracurriculars

Skagway school expands academic extracurricularsSports like basketball are well supported at schools around Southeast Alaska. But in Skagway, the superintendent and school board have made a deliberate effort to extend activities beyond athletics.

Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers, Davidson

Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers, DavidsonLegislators, aides and others heard an alternate viewpoint on Medicaid expansion from a senior fellow with an organization that has referred to the “dangers” expansion poses in states that opt for it.

Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry office

Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry officeThe latest budget cuts under consideration by one committee would chop 13 state forester jobs and close offices in Haines, Ketchikan and Juneau.

Researcher in Dillingham to investigate Alaska’s high sexual assault rate

Researcher in Dillingham to investigate Alaska’s high sexual assault rateAccording to an FBI report, there were 80 reported rapes per 100,000 Alaskan residents in 2012 — that was the highest in the country.

Budget cuts would eliminate Health Care Commission

The commission makes policy recommendations to the legislature and the governor to improve the health of Alaskans and control health care costs.