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New state law to bring back universal vaccine access

New state law to bring back universal vaccine accessUniversal access to vaccines may be back, with a law that uses the state as a broker between insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies to get a bulk discount.

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Don Young accepted improper gifts

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Don Young accepted improper giftsThe U.S. House Ethics Committee today issued a letter of reprove to Alaska Congressman Don Young

The state ferry Columbia returns

The state ferry Columbia returnsThe state ferry Columbia is transporting passengers again this week after being out of commission for nearly nine months.

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firsts

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firstsFor 32 communities inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, enforcement is being carried out not by the state, but by the federal officers.

U.S. Senators work to allow foreign students back in fish plants

In Congress yesterday, a bill that would allow foreign students to work in Alaska fish processing plants cleared a major committee.

Remains of 17 servicemen identified from 1952 crash on Colony Glacier

Remains of 17 servicemen identified from 1952 crash on Colony GlacierThe remains of 17 service members who died in a 1952 plane crash near Mount Gannett have been identified by the Department of Defense.

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings near

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings nearFour weeks into salmon fishing restrictions, the atmosphere along the Kuskokwim River is tense.

Oil tax advocates spell out their case against referendum

A handful of leading advocates for the new oil tax regime made the case for keeping the law to a friendly audience on Wednesday.

Seismic storm continues in Noatak with fifth 5.7 quake

Seismic storm continues in Noatak with fifth 5.7 quakeThe seismic storm in the far western arm of the Brooks Range that began nearly two months ago continued early Monday morning.

One year after Galena flood, rebuilding effort underway

One year after Galena flood, rebuilding effort underwayThe 470-person village of Galena is still recovering from a catastrophic flood last year, when the break-up of an ice jam caused the Yukon River to overflow.