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Iditarod ceremonial start planned for Anchorage, re-start in Willow

Iditarod chief executive Stan Hooley said the race's ceremonial start will once again be held in Anchorage, while the re-start is planned to return to Willow this year.

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Alaska, Oregon suspend activity by Moda Health Plan

Alaska insurance regulators have suspended Moda Health Plan from accepting new or renewal policies in the state, citing concerns with the Oregon-based company's financial situation.

Once upon a time: Fairy godmothers deliver princess wigs to young cancer patients

Fairy godmothers cancer

While the Magic Yarn Project has given princess wigs to young girls with cancer across the county, this was the first time the two co-founders were able to visit the patients in person

Freezin' for a reason: Annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics

Special olympics

A week from Saturday, at least 1,000 Alaskans will be freezin' for a reason as they jump into the frigid waters of Goose Lake. It's all in an effort to support athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 

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'

Frankin Fish 2

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

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.

Disease hits former NFL player hard

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