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Cheap and dangerous, officials say 'spice' could be responsible for spike in outdoor deaths

Over the weekend, Anchorage recorded its seventh outdoor death in just the past three weeks. Officials believe the synthetic drug "spice" could be a factor in the recent rise.

Alaska marijuana businesses struggle to find banks

Final section of marijuana regulations draft discussed Monday

The Marijuana Control Board discussed the final section of a draft of regulations Monday which will regulate the cannabis industry in the state. 

Russian Jack trailer home total loss in Sunday fire

Red Cross discusses challenges faced while relocating large groups of displaced people

After a family of 11 was displaced by a trailer fire over the weekend, the American Red Cross of Alaska that's placed the family in a hotel for a few days said it will be challenging to find long-term housing that will meet their needs in Anchorage.

Alaska not included in new emission-cutting rule; EPA says lacks information

State political leaders are welcoming the news that Alaska was not included in a new federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

KTUU / Austin Baird

Man disappears after jumping into river in Fairbanks

Authorities in Fairbanks are searching for a 30-year-old man who went missing after jumping into the Chena River.

Juneau considers limiting senior sales tax exemption

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee has decided to pass its proposed changes to the senior sales tax exemption on to the Assembly for consideration.

Austin Baird / KTUU-TV

Troopers: Expect delays on Glenn Highway after semi-truck crash

A semi-truck driver collided with a guardrail near Chickaloon early Monday, causing the truck to roll on its side, blocking the northbound lane of the Glenn Highway, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Ketchikan considers imposing tax on tobacco products, e-cigarettes

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will cast its first official vote on a proposed tobacco tax.

Economists forecast uptick in traffic at Anchorage Port this year

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