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Health Department says Medicaid expansion can save state money

Health Department says Medicaid expansion can save state moneyHealth Commissioner Valerie Davidson unveiled two new reports Friday at a press conference in Anchorage she hopes will help make the case for Medicaid expansion.

Rugged 1,000-mile Yukon-Fairbanks sled dog race starts

A long distance sled dog race considered by some to be more rugged than the Iditarod is under way.

Savoonga residents frustrated with cleanup of former military site

Savoonga residents frustrated with cleanup of former military siteResidents of St. Lawrence Island have met with the Army Corps. of Engineers to discuss the cleanup of environmental contaminants left at Northeast Cape.

Kuskokwim fishermen set sights on co-management

Kuskokwim fishermen set sights on co-managementEfforts to establish tribal co-management of Kuskokwim salmon are slowly progressing.

Report: Juneau’s Parks & Rec at risk of failure

Report: Juneau’s Parks & Rec at risk of failureKirk Duncan took over Parks and Rec Jan. 5. He says he’ll bring new ideas.

Baconfest promises an ‘explosion of flavors’

Baconfest promises an ‘explosion of flavors’Juneau’s Baconfest brings together local culinary talent to manipulate America’s beloved pork product. Bacon-infused ice cream, popcorn and cocktails are a few dishes attendees can taste on Saturday at the annual fundraiser.

Juneau Symphony tries out second conductor

Juneau Symphony tries out second conductorWesley Schulz will lead the orchestra through a program called “American Brilliance.”

Yukon Quest rookies tout knowledge, experience of champions

Yukon Quest rookies tout knowledge, experience of championsOf the 26 mushers signed up to race dog teams in this year’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race, 10 are rookies.

Students get early start on firefighting career

Students get early start on firefighting careerCapital City Fire/Rescue holds a Cadet Firefighter Graduation on Saturday at the Auke Bay Station.

Glory Hole shelter reopens after repairs

Glory Hole shelter reopens after repairsThe Glory Hole Shelter and Soup Kitchen reopened its doors Wednesday morning after plumbing repairs closed down its headquarters for the last two months.