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Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlock

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlockA bill to ensure hunters have access to federal land was blocked in the U.S. Senate yesterday, even though nearly half the Senate had co-sponsored it.

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

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfalls

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfallsNews that the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money is worrying a lot of states, but not Alaska.

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.

Juneau police arrest suspect in Gold Street racial incident; may also be suspect in Celebration case

Juneau police arrest suspect in Gold Street racial incident; may also be suspect in Celebration caseJuneau police believe they have a suspect in connection with a racial incident that marred the parade at the end of last month’s Celebration.

Shaktoolik “takes own fate” to protect community, buy time from relocation

Shaktoolik “takes own fate” to protect community, buy time from relocationThe people of Shaktoolik are taking matters into their own hands and building a coastal berm to protect their community from erosion.

U.S. Senator still after ANC contracting advantages

U.S. Senator still after ANC contracting advantagesA U.S. Senator from Missouri is continuing her crackdown on the advantages Alaska Native Corporations enjoy in government contracting.

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.

Public comment begins for sea lion protections

Public comment begins for sea lion protectionsNOAA is opening public comment on a plan to relax Steller sea lion protections and allow more commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.