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Republican lawmakers express doubts on Medicaid expansion

Republican lawmakers express doubts on Medicaid expansionHouse Republicans expressed skepticism over Governor Bill Walker’s plan to expand Medicaid in a hearing Monday morning.

Mushing legend George Attla dies

Mushing legend George Attla diesAlaska Native dog mushing great George Attla has died.

“Justice Not Politics Alaska” fighting changes to Alaska’s judge selection process

“Justice Not Politics Alaska” fighting changes to Alaska’s judge selection processA statewide group is fighting a proposed change in Alaska’s judge selection process pushed by a Fairbanks Senator.

Moore claims lead in the Yukon Quest as top two head for Two Rivers

The race for the finish line is on after Brent Sass gave up a 10-hour lead Sunday on Allen Moore’s dog team.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taps Nome for Arctic port expansion

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taps Nome for Arctic port expansionThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to unveil its first steps toward expanding deep-water Arctic ports in Alaska, and Corps officials said Friday they plan to start by expanding the existing Port of Nome.

Murkowski turns Sec. John Kerry’s gaze north

Murkowski turns Sec. John Kerry’s gaze northMurkowski says she had about 40 minutes to draw his attention to the Arctic as a place where people live and need to make a living.

Shipping company pleads guilty to oil pollution

Shipping company pleads guilty to oil pollutionA shipping company has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping oily bilge water in the eastern Aleutians last summer.

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve developmentBLM has issued a decision that it says will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

FAA seeks drone rules favorable to commercial operators

FAA seeks drone rules favorable to commercial operatorsA government analysis of the economic and safety impact of small commercial drones appears to clear the way for companies wanting to use drones.

School District settles with former teacher and coach

Bill Byouer receives $150,000 after his dismissal that stemmed from the Oregon boxing incident in 2012.