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North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

Fairbanks Snowshoe Hare Death Prompts Tularemia Warning

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are warning after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as "rabbit fever."

Follow-up testing eliminates E. coli concerns in Haines

After a couple days of boiling drinking water, Haines residents on Friday learned a positive E. coli test in the public water system has been overturned.

Southeast Alaska community without water because of E. coli concerns

A community in Southeast Alaska is being advised not to drink from the public water system without boiling until further notice.

Thousands join Anchorage run against cancer

KTUU / Adam Pinsker

6,000 people laced up their shoes for the 23rd annual Run for Women Saturday.

Fairbanks measles case update: Expanded area of exposure

Fairbanks measles case update Expanded area of exposure

A case of measles was confirmed in Fairbanks, the first time in 15 years the virus has occurred in Alaska.

State weighs options to address emergency room bed shortage

Anchorage hospitals grapple with bed shortages

The emergency room bed shortage in Anchorage is widely-acknowledged, but state officials are weighing two different plans to address the problem.

Anchorage library tackles bed bug problem

A lot of people start or end their day at Anchorage’s Loussac library, and of all the things you may learn about there, bed bugs are a touchy subject.

Legislators unlikely to expand Medicaid during special session

(img1)vid-Lawmakers a long way from expanding Medicaid

Well beyond the close of the 90-day lawmaking session, halfway through a month of overtime, the governor's special session priorities are still twisting in the wind.

Fireworks cause issues for veterans with PTSD

3 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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