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Assembly Substance Abuse Homeless Committee

With colder temperatures, overflow shelters prepare for homeless

The leaves are changing colors and the termination dust has arrived, it’s just another reminder that winter is right around the corner.

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From sales on horses to tattoos, Alaska sellers fight for dividend cash

From face waxing to tattoos, Alaskans have an opportunity to save some of their Permanent Fund Dividend this week.

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Local businesses try to woo customers into spending the PFD Cash

With more than $1 billion from the Permanent Fund Dividend hitting Alaskan bank accounts in the next few days, local businesses are taking notice.

Slain Chevak woman's family seeks justice

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Friends, family of slain Chevak woman turn to Facebook for justice

More than a month after a woman was found dead near a village health clinic in Western Alaska, her family and friends are mounting a social-media campaign to learn more about her suspicious death.


Inflation: 2014 PFD dividend is tenth-largest, not third

This year’s payout is $1,884, a windfall for Alaska families that will inject more than $1 billion into the state. While it may be the third-largest dividend on paper, however, it drops to No. 10 when you account for inflation.

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Community leaders try to stop domestic violence

It's a call to action, community leaders are asking people to get involved in putting a stop to domestic violence in Anchorage.

Anchorage Cigarette Tax-Evasion Case Ends in $1.2M Fine

Trucker convicted after failing to report Wasilla man's death

A truck driver has been convicted of failing to report a crash on Interstate 90 in south-central Montana where an 81-year-old Alaska man was killed.

National Park Service

Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are considering deadly measures to keep an Alaska big game animal introduced more than 50 years ago to a remote island in the Aleutians from expanding its range.

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