Judge denies injunction; Medicaid to roll out Sept. 1; Policy promises and more on the presidential docket ; USARC presentation hints at a relocation initiative in the president's policy plans; 3 homes, community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak; Town Square gardeners pick up the burden of city homelessness; Belugas sightings persist in the middle Yukon; AK: Setting sail with a tot in tow; 49 Voices: Leah Zumwalt of Anchorage Download Audio
An Anchorage Superior Court Judge ruled Friday afternoon that Medicaid expansion can go forward in Alaska as planned next week. Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the Alaska Legislative Council's request for a temporary restraining order to stop the program. The council is appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court. Download Audio
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- Obama should see country rural Alaskans knowKotzebue — In this town rumors swirl worse than any tidal currents.
- Unmanned vessel to help with Arctic chartingWhen those discussing the expanding Arctic talk of the greatest obstacles facing development and shipping in the region, one of the first topics to come up is the lack of good nautical charts. As was discovered in Unalaska earlier this summer when Shell's rig Fennica ripped a hole in its hull while entering the harbor […]
- Alaska Federation of Natives sets resolution deadlinesThe final day for submission of resolutions in this year's Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage is Sept. 21. Resolutions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, hand delivered, mailed or sent via fax to 907-276-7989. A form can be found online at www.nativefederation.org as well as policies regarding resolutions. Below are the criteria for […]
- Obituary-Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak HawleyRaymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
- Salmon initiative takes hit during budget crisisOne of the casualties of this year's budget cuts was funding for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska's chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007.
- Schaeffer leads Kotz to 2nd at ACS ScrambleFellow senior Eakin also scores strong finish
- Whalers suffer 42-12 setback to NikiskiThe Nikiski High School Bulldogs scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday and rolled to a surprising 42-12 victory over the Barrow Whalers in Small-School football action at Cathy Parker Field.
- International Inuit leaders gather in BethelInternational leaders connected with a group promoting the perspective and needs of the indigenous people of the Arctic met last week in Bethel, discussing the needs of Inuit on an international level.
- A float down the Tanana RiverThis is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.
- Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening ArcticThe State Department's special representative for the Arctic, Adm. Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to create "greater interest in Arctic issues" by the American public. He asked us to help him spark excitement and interest in our fellow […]