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45-unit housing envisioned for Juneau’s homeless

45-unit housing envisioned for Juneau’s homeless

The chronic homeless often use the emergency room, department of corrections, and Rainforest Recovery Center for housing.

Would a law targeting pit bulls have stopped Juneau’s recent dog attacks?

Would a law targeting pit bulls have stopped Juneau’s recent dog attacks?

An expert in animal behavior says no.

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

Environment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska.

Assembly committee to hear update on Housing First project for Juneau

Assembly committee to hear update on Housing First project for Juneau

CBJ Assembly Human Resources Committee will get an update on progress on a Housing First project for Juneau.

Without Medicaid expansion, Alaska’s poorest get nothing from health law

Without Medicaid expansion, Alaska’s poorest get nothing from health law

Last month, Governor Parnell decided against expanding the program, even though the federal government would pay most of the bill. That means the poorest Alaskans are left without any benefit from the new health law.

How to avoid a tax penalty when enrolling for health insurance

How to avoid a tax penalty when enrolling for health insurance

“If you don’t have health insurance in 2014, you can face a tax penalty of $95 per individual, and that tax penalty goes up,” says Tyann Boling, Chief Operating Officer for Enroll Alaska.

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costs

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costs

Alaska’s school districts spend a quarter billion dollars just on employee health care. It’s a big number that’s only expected to rise, and there isn’t one obvious solution to keeping costs down.

CNN to spotlight Alaska’s high rape numbers

CNN to spotlight Alaska’s high rape numbers

CNN columnist John Sutter wants to explore the complex factors that contribute to the state’s high rape rate and find out what people are doing to fix it.

5 things to know about the new Southeast Radiation Oncology Center

5 things to know about the new Southeast Radiation Oncology Center

The new Southeast Radiation Oncology Center in Juneau celebrated its grand opening on Thursday.

Borthwick, Morton, Johnson appointed to Bartlett board

Borthwick, Morton, Johnson appointed to Bartlett board

The Juneau Assembly has appointed Mary Borthwick, Lauree Morton and Mark Johnson to the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors.