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Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

With a smoking ban bill in both the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives, Lucky Raven Tobacco owner Patricia Patterson took a different approach to express her disagreement to lawmakers.
Seaton, Diament debate the issues "Seatonizing a bill," he said.Having served on the Fisheries, State Affairs, Education, and Health and Social Services committees, "all things of vital concerns here on the peninsula," Seaton said he is currently co-chair of the...
Governor should support Medicaid expansion

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre traveled to Juneau on Thursday to testify before the House Health and Social Services Committee on the benefits of expanding Medicaid under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.Navarre's trip makes...
Statewide health care costs are biting harder

Morris News Service - AlaskaThe estimates were developed for the Alaska Health Care Commission by the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. Businesses and families are getting hit: At $11,926 per employee, Alaska has the highest average annual cost for employee health benefits in the nation, twice what employers in some other states pay. Between 2003 and 2010 the share of health benefits paid by employees increased from 17 percent to 22 percent for family coverage.
New approach, old alcohol problem

JUNEAU - A proposal before the Alaska Legislature would give judges flexibility when handing down criminal sentences to people who were born with effects caused by their mother drinking during pregnancy. Judges are not allowed to consider fetal alcohol spectrum disorders-a catch-all phrase for conditions caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol-during criminal sentencing. SB151 would change that by adding FASD to the list of mental conditions that judges can consider as a mitigating factor.


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