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Researchers share local science with the U.S. Arctic Research Commission in Nome

Science was in the spotlight when the U.S. Arctic Research Commission came together for its second and final day of meetings, covering a range of topics — from fire forecasts and walrus tagging to sea ice loss and the nutritional value of reindeer meat.

Alaska judge blocks law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

A state court judge in Alaska has ruled that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.

Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska

A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With VA problems clear, Sullivan summons officials for solutions; GOP candidate Rand Paul drums up support in Alaska; YWCA races to close the gender pay gap in Alaska; Final Sitka landslide victim recovered; Speaking at Assembly, officials say: 'Thank you, Sitka'; Bethel preschool re-opens after a monumental cleanup effort; Juneau protest looks to give BC mines a classic Alaska 'boot'; Hoonah hyrdo project cuts energy bills for local businesses; Voices From Nome's Dream Theater Download Audio

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North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are now allowed to operate drones armed with "less than lethal" weapons.

Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.

Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

Nation's Only All-Women MBA Program To Close

Simmons College in Boston has announced it will transition its brick-and-mortar program to an online-only degree for women and men.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

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