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Prisoners help young cancer patients, one princess wig at a time

Prisoners create princess wigs for cancer patients

With the help of a group of inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Holly Christensen's Magic Yarn Project is working to make Disney princess wigs for young cancer patients across the county.

Learn more about the 'Stone' figures of Point Woronzof

Created with burlap, plaster, cement and straw, these figures assembled along the Cook Inlet mudflats represent the stories of individual Alaskans grappling with or impacted by mental illness. Long in the works, the public art installation is called 100Stone and opens Dec. 5 at Point Woronzof Overlook Park.

The Annual Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

Thursday marked UAA's first day as a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Alaska congressional delegation blasts FDA decision to approve 'Frankenfish'

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Congressman Don Young called the FDA decision "harebrained" and said it underscored that "federal agencies are incapable of using commonsense."

Alaskans opt out of insurance, choose health care ministries

KTUU - Alaska's News Source

Some Alaska residents are turning to religious organizations as an alternative to health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Alaska syringe exchange program sees growing participation

2 Your Health Syringe exchange program

The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, or "Four As", says it's seen an increase this year in the number of people participating in the Syringe Exchange Program.

Kenai Peninsula College prepares to go smoke-free

KTUU - Alaska's News Source

The University of Alaska system's ban on tobacco products will go into effect by the end of the year, including at Kenai Peninsula College campuses and extension sites.

Officials: Bed bug infestations on the rise in Alaska

Tiny insects the size of apple seeds are infiltrating Alaska, sucking on the blood of unsuspecting travelers, apartment dwellers, home owners, school children and the elderly, among others.

Gifford suffered from concussion injuries, family says

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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