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Legislature considers changing autopsies in rural Alaska

The state covers some of the costs, but family members often end up paying large sums to funeral homes to prepare the body and transport it.

Senate OKs medevac memberships

Senate OKs medevac memberships

Legislation allowing a popular air-ambulance service’s membership program to continue serving Alaskans passed the state Senate today.

Abortion bill advances on tight vote

Abortion bill advances on tight vote

The bill that puts restrictions on Medicaid payments for abortions was advanced without any money for family planning services.

Family planning services axed from abortion bill

Family planning services axed from abortion bill

After being shelved for nearly a year, a bill meant to limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is back – and it’s missing a component that made it more agreeable to the Legislature’s social moderates.

Employers struggle with ballooning cost of workers’ comp medical bills

Employers in Alaska pay the highest workers compensation premiums in the country. And most of that cost goes toward medical claims.

Why are Wrangell and Petersburg covered in dots?

Why are Wrangell and Petersburg covered in dots?

Last weekend, in the middle of the night, 100 red dots mysteriously appeared on benches, signposts and trees around Wrangell and Petersburg.

5,000 Alaskans sign up on Healthcare.gov

5,000 Alaskans sign up on Healthcare.gov

The new numbers released yesterday include enrollments through the beginning of the month and show a 30% jump since the end of the December.

Legislation would reinstate medevac membership programs

Legislation would reinstate medevac membership programs

Southeast lawmakers have introduced the legislation in both the House and Senate

Court temporarily suspends restrictions on Medicaid-funded abortions

Court temporarily suspends restrictions on Medicaid-funded abortions

An Anchorage Superior Court judge has temporarily suspended a regulation that would have restricted women who qualify for Medicaid funded abortions.

Assembly, BRH board to discuss severance packages

Assembly, BRH board to discuss severance packages

As much of the meeting as possible will be open, but some issues will be discussed in executive session.