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Bartlett Regional Hospital narrows CFO search to two finalists

Bartlett Regional Hospital narrows CFO search to two finalistsFinalists Cliff Hendren of Charlotte, N.C. and Bill Alsdurf of Kennewick, Wash. were brought to Juneau for in-person interviews.

Fruit recall hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart stores

Fruit recall hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart storesThe recall includes Wal-Mart and Costco stores in Alaska.

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warning

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warningA bat infected with rabies was found earlier this month on Prince of Wales Island.

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverage

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverageA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote yesterday.

Judge blocks law limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

A superior court judge has blocked a law restricting Medicaid payments for abortion from going into effect.

Gov’s office considers suing Xerox over botched system rollout

The Governor’s office may sue Xerox Corporation for the bungled rollout of a new system to process Medicaid claims.

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decision

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decisionSenator Mark Begich is co-sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal for a company to deny employees certain health benefits.

Foster Farms recalls chicken products

Foster Farms recalls chicken productsSome Alaskans are among the more than 600 people nationwide infected by salmonella after eating boneless skinless chicken breast products from Foster Farms

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in Alaska

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in AlaskaAlaska is one of 24 states that rejected federal dollars to increase access to Medicaid.

ANTHC wins $153 million settlement

$153 million is the huge new settlement for back contract support costs due the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium from the Indian Health Service.