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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 22, 2016

Supreme Court overturns parental notification law for minors seeking abortions; two people drown in Noorvik, police report; why Juneau’s rape stats tripled in one year; rain helps effort to contain McHugh Creek fire; head of USMC to visit military bases in Alaska this weekend; Walker hires former attorney general as oil, gas consultant; housing crisis in Stebbins results in overcrowding and frustration; Stika hospital treats first known Alaskan case of Zika Virus; state health officials investigate Salmonella illnesses in Bethel area; anglers get more chance at Kenai sockeye; AK: 2016: The year Bristol Bay landed its 2,000,000,000th salmon; 49 Voices: Trevor Shaw of Ketchikan

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Should Doctors Game The Transplant Wait List To Help Their Patients?

A transplant surgeon knows how to game the system to get his patients bumped up the list for a heart transplant by giving them care they don't need. Is that being a good doctor — or a moral failure?

Two Major California Wildfires Prompt Thousands Of Home Evacuations

A burned body was found near a northern Los Angeles brushfire that's forced the evacuation of 1,500 homes. As of Saturday night, the 31-square-mile fire was just 10 percent contained.

Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Hopes Democrats Rally Behind Clinton At DNC

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf shares a preview of the Democratic National Convention, which takes place in Philadelphia next week.

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