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Town hall offers veterans a chance to connect with VA officials

Town hall offers veterans a chance to connect with VA officialsThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding another listening session in Juneau tonight.

Premera cyberattack exposes thousands of Alaskans’ data

Premera cyberattack exposes thousands of Alaskans’ dataAbout 650,000 current and former Alaskans are among the 11 million people potentially affected by a cyberattack of Premera.

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.

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.

Nearly $1 billion needed to modernize rural sanitation systems

Last year the state put about $9 million and federal agencies put $51 million toward rural sanitation in Alaska. The combined $60 million is less than half of allocations 10 years ago.

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertain

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertainThe move is a setback for the Walker administration, which has made Medicaid expansion a top priority. But the fight may not be over yet.

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewideThe state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is helping to fund the expansion.

New Alaska branch of Americans For Prosperity campaigns against Medicaid expansion

Americans for Prosperity led a successful campaign to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill in Tennessee this year. Price is hoping for the same success in Alaska.

Alaska’s Healthcare.gov enrollment jumps to nearly 21k

Alaska’s Healthcare.gov enrollment jumps to nearly 21kAlmost 21,000 Alaskans signed up for health insurance on healthcare.gov during the open enrollment period that closed Feb. 15.