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Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola

Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has urged the president to expand health screenings at more international airports, including Anchorage, in response to Ebola concerns.
Flu season is here, enterovirus may follow

Flu season is here, enterovirus may follow

Flu season is here, but flu shots won’t protect you against Enterovirus D68, which is spreading across the country. The virus causes flu-like symptoms.…

Ebola risk low in Alaska, plan in place to stop spread

Ebola risk low in Alaska, plan in place to stop spread

State epidemiology chief Joe McLaughlin says few people are entering the state who have been in the West African nations where the outbreak is occurring,…

New report quantifies demand for assisted living in Juneau

New report quantifies demand for assisted living in Juneau

An aging population means demand is increasing for assisted living in Juneau…

Health officials say Ebola threat low in Alaska

Alaska health officials say the state's remote location, sparse population and few ties to affected countries put Alaska at a lower risk than other states.…

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Should management of Juneau swimming pools change hands?

Should management of Juneau swimming pools change hands?

Juneau voters next week will voice their opinions on whether an empowered board should run city swimming pools.…

Tobacco tax before Petersburg voters

Tobacco tax before Petersburg voters

A pack of smokes will cost another two bucks if a ballot measure passes in Petersburg.…

A recap of Monday’s marijuana legalization hearing

A recap of Monday’s marijuana legalization hearing

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell held a public hearing Monday in the Capitol on the marijuana legalization initiative.…

Alaska Natives wait… and wait, for healthcare law exemption

Alaska Natives wait… and wait, for healthcare law exemption

Alaska Natives and American Indians have to apply for a lifetime exemption from the healthcare law and the…

Celebrating recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Celebrating recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Advocates for alcohol and drug treatment held Juneau Recovery Fest last Saturday…

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