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White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

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Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant

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WATCH: AOGA president on Obama's visit to Alaska

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Arctic shipping updates offered at USARC’s final day in Nome

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Shell resumes operations after storm force Arctic stop

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    White House: Alaska’s Medicaid expansion ‘right decision’

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 10:12

    The White House is praising Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s expansion of Medicaid over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama, said expansion prioritizes “the heath of the […]

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    Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 8:22

    A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1PIlKbK) that Bethel Winter House has received $29,000 through the Community Initiative Matching Grant Program. This is the second year the shelter has received a state grant. Winter House Chair Eva Malvich says […]

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    WATCH: AOGA president on Obama’s visit to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 0:37

    Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, sat down with KTVA to discuss President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska and the potential impacts it will have on the oil and gas industry. Follow our team coverage of the president’s visit on our Facebook and Twitter

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    Arctic shipping updates offered at USARC’s final day in Nome

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on Aug 31, 22:01

    Renewable energy and port development were the focus of the final session of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission’s two day meeting in downtown Nome. Lorraine Cordova, project manager for the Alaska Deep Draft Arctic Port Study, offered port updates to the crowd and research suggestions to the commission. She commended Nome’s Port Director Joy Baker and […]

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    Shell resumes operations after storm force Arctic stop

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 20:07

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska’s northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean. But Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says in a Monday email to The Associated Press that full operations, including drilling, will start again once a systems check […]

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    Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 10:18

    Officials have reduced the estimate for Southeast Alaska’s pink salmon harvest by almost 30 million fish as the summer fishery wraps up its season. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1X4jRLO) that Monday’s purse seine opening will likely be the last of the summer. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Ketchikan area management biologist Scott Walker […]

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    Good Samaritans rescue hypothermic kayakers from Portage Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 8:24

    Two Anchorage men are recovering from hypothermia after being rescued by a group of good Samaritans. Alaska State Troopers say the men were on Portage Lake when their kayaks overturned Sunday. Stephanie Hawkins, 25, of Anchorage told troopers that she and two others pulled the two men — who were drifting, motionless in the lake […]

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    President Obama to announce Denali Commission as lead agency on community relocation project

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on Aug 28, 18:05

    The U.S. Arctic Research Commission was in Nome this week discussing Arctic issues ranging from international shipping to climate change. One presenter in particular unveiled a key detail about an initiative President Obama is expected to announce during his visit to the state next week—involving relocation efforts for rural villages in the face of climate […]

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    Governor issues state disaster declaration for Sitka landslides

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 17:46

    Alaskans suffered the aftermath of several landslides in the Sitka area on Aug. 18, but a state disaster declaration from Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Thursday may help restoration within the community. The landslides claimed the lives of three Sitka men and caused significant damage to buildings, roads and other structures in the area. The […]

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    Judge denies temporary restraining order to halt Medicaid expansion

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 28, 13:04

    An Alaska Superior Court judge has denied a temporary restraining order to stop Medicaid expansion. Judge Frank Pfiffner said he was asked to decide if Gov. Bill Walker could legally accept funding for Medicaid expansion for a new group of individuals without legislative approval. He said he wasn’t ruling on whether Medicaid expansion was a […]

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    Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 10:21

    A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC says he’s not sure when exploratory drilling will resume off Alaska’s northwest coast after high winds and waves shut down operations Wednesday. Curtis Smith says in an email that all critical operations were paused in the Chukchi Sea because of high wind and waves. The Polar Pioneer, a […]

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    Wildfire burns properties, forces evacuation for Kodiak Island’s Chiniak community

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 6:50

    Update on Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:32 p.m. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew of 15 personnel has arrived in Chiniak to assist firefighting efforts in the area, according to the Kodiak Police Department. The crew will establish their headquarters and staging area at the Chiniak School, which officials confirmed has not been damaged by […]

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    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal plane crash near Kasilof

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:40

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report detailing the moments before a plane crash that claimed the lives of two men. The crash occurred at roughly 8:20 p.m. on Saturday while the Cessna 180 aircraft was performing maneuvers above a beach southwest of Kasilof, according to the report. A witness living nearby […]

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    Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:28

    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. Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that the state be blocked from implementing the law, passed last year, and a similar regulation. The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood […]

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    Rate increases approved for individual health care market

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 13:21

    The state Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace. Division director Lori Wing-Heier says Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health cited the high cost of medical services as one of […]

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    DOC reports death at Fairbanks Correctional Center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:15

    Officials say they are investigating an early Thursday morning death at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Alaska State Troopers were notified at 4:13 a.m. that an inmate, 57-year-old Gilbert Joseph, was found unresponsive in his cell, according to an online dispatch. Joseph was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and declared deceased despite lifesaving measures. Officials with […]

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    In Alaska, Army Corps of Engineers growing

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 22:54

    The U.S. Army may be downsizing, but Alaska’s branch of the Army Corps of Engineers is growing. The Corps is hiring for 20 open positions. The positions include construction and contracting work to civil engineers and accountants. Corps leaders say they’re particularly looking to hire soldiers who may be leaving the Army but want to […]

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    Setnet ban initiative heads to Alaska Supreme Court

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 26, 19:37

    On Wednesday, Alaska Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments in the State of Alaska v. Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance (AFCA). In June, the AFCA gathered more than 43,000 signatures to put an initiative banning setnetting on the 2016 ballot. The initiative includes commercial setnetting in the six “urban, non-subsistence” regions, like Kenai and Juneau. Joanne […]

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    Canadian official in Alaska amid mine development concerns

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:09

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and British Columbia’s minister of energy and mines are working toward a possible agreement in response to concerns raised about the potential impacts of Canadian mine development on rivers that flow into southeast Alaska. Nothing was finalized as Minister Bill Bennett neared the end of his Alaska trip, though he mentioned, […]

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    North Slope Borough Mayor violates borough donation policies

    by Liz Raines on Aug 26, 12:10

    North Slope Borough records show the North Slope Borough’s Mayor, Charlotte Brower, approved spending on donations that clearly violated borough policies set in 2014. Documents requested by KTVA on Aug. 17 show on one occasion, Brower approved a $1,400 donation for the Top of the World baby regalia contest. In a follow-up email, Mayor Brower […]