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Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...Medicaid expansion," Walker said to applause at an event announcing his plans in Anchorage.Walker, who was elected last fall, campaigned on expanding Medicaid to provide health care coverage to thousands more lower-income Alaskans. But he...
Work still to be done on marijuana regulations

...restricted - for example, near schools - as well as how to fulfill the intent of Alaska voters who made marijuana legal last fall.Draft state regulations have been posted for public comment; visit For more information on the proposed regulations...
Voices of Alaska: National Guard focused on restoring trust

...but it takes commitment and effort. We can do it; I have seen firsthand the early results of the reforms put in place last fall, and additional positive changes have been made since then. With the findings from Judge Collins' report in hand...
Don Young remarries on 82nd birthday

...he introduced Walton as his fiancee, to applause, during an Anchorage church event.Young was elected to a 22nd term last fall.In a statement, Young says that as he celebrates his birthday, Walton has given him the "best gift anyone could ask...
Bevy of coaching changes hits Peninsula

...region title game five out of six years.Self described as a hoops enthusiast, Franchino said he first considered leaving last fall, when Peninsula Grace asked him to consider the position, but it wasn't until this spring that he finally made the...
Legislators not fulfilling duty to people of Alaska

...their personal cache. This is evidenced by comments such as Representative Olson's at the League of Women Voters forum last fall (I don't believe everybody should have quality health care) and behavior now. Speaker Chenault calls Democratic concerns...
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...agencies can tap fuel trigger funds when oil exceeds $70 per barrel. When the price of oil fell below that threshold last fall, the money the AMHS budgeted for fuel in fiscal year 2015 could not be used. The $5.5 million offsets $5.3 million...
What others say: Congress must enact safeguards to protect privacy

Last fall, Congress was on the verge of doing away with the most troubling invasion of privacy revealed by Edward Snowden: the National...

...on Wednesday banned the use of chocolate as bait starting next season after four bears were found dead at one bait site last fall.The Fish and Game Department approved the new rule restricting what hunters can use to lure bears starting in 2016...
Task force forges ahead

...people don't even know we exist and why, " Collins said. Collins lives on Eastway Road. She joined the task force last fall to help identify solutions for affected homeowners such as herself. As recently as last year her septic system was flooded...


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