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Tobacco tax before Petersburg voters

Tobacco tax before Petersburg votersA 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 hearingLt. 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 exemptionAlaska Natives and American Indians have to apply for a lifetime exemption from the healthcare law and the federal government is mishandling many of those applications.

Celebrating recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Celebrating recovery from drug and alcohol addictionAdvocates for alcohol and drug treatment held Juneau Recovery Fest last Saturday

Alaska student journeys home by foot and kayak

Alaska student journeys home by foot and kayakIf you’re boating between Ketchikan and Gustavus in the next few weeks, keep an eye out for Zachary Brown.

Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?

Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?Bears have the right idea. Don’t fight the cold; just shut ‘er down for six months and emerge when it’s warmer. Why didn’t we think of that?

The Ice Bucket Challenge splashes into Petersburg

The Ice Bucket Challenge splashes into PetersburgEveryone from Justin Bieber to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has been doused with water.

Federal requirements burden small medical practices in Alaska

Federal requirements burden small medical practices in AlaskaIn Alaska, where small medical practices are the norm, the new electronic records requirements can be a heavy burden.

Subsistence hunters helping test food security in western Alaska

Subsistence hunters helping test food security in western AlaskaThe Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is distributing the paper to subsistence hunters to collect blood specimens from subsistence mammals.

Farming in Southeast Alaska presents unique challenges

Farming in Southeast Alaska presents unique challengesSoutheast Alaska is seeing a rising demand for fresh, locally produced food.