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Walker rolls out Medicaid expansion bill

Flanked by supporters donning pins that read “It’s the right thing to do,” Governor Bill Walker announced plans to expand the federal Medicaid program in Alaska.

Medicaid expansion amendment rejected on the House floor

Supporters are making a last-ditch effort to restore Medicaid expansion funding to the FY2016 budget.

Bill to abolish Daylight Saving Time in Alaska moves forward

A bill that seeks to abolish Daylight Saving Time in Alaska cleared a hurdle Tuesday, advancing out of the Senate Finance Committee. Under the proposal, the state could also pursue federal permission for Southeast Alaska to once again become part of the Pacific time zone.

Anchorage hospital ramps up trauma care

Trauma centers

Providence Alaska Medical Center has been upgraded to a level 2 trauma center, providing Anchorage with two hospitals of that status for patients in need of the most critical care.

Work place smoking ban draws supporters, foes

Like many addictions, smoking has claimed thousands of lives and many families have felt those losses, including State Senator Peter Micciche.

No signs so far that Anthem health care data breach affects Alaska

No signs so far that Anthem health care data breach affects Alaska

The nation’s second-largest insurance company -- which manages Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans in more than a dozen states, including Alaska -- is responding to a major hack reported Thursday.

Blood Bank of Alaska calls for donations amid holiday season

The Blood Bank of Alaska is calling on the public to donate blood this holiday season.

Monofill vote resurfaces in the Valley

Officials from Central Monofill Services are expected to appear before the Mat-Su Borough Planning Commission Monday night to seek a conditional use permit for a landfill off Mile 38 on the Glenn Highway.

Health care controversy hits Cruz

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