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Seward prepares for POTUS arrival

White House: President to hike Exit Glacier, meet fishermen

The White House on Friday released new details about the trip, including the president's plan to hike on to Exit Glacier and emphasize climate change during stops to Anchorage, Dillingham and Kotzebue. 

Friday Medicaid ruling

Judge allows Alaska Medicaid expansion to proceed

Judge Frank Pfiffner has denied the Legislature's request for temporary restraining order, allowing Medicaid expansion to move forward.

New marijuana laws ban 'open containers' for pot in cars

Anchorage has four new laws regulating marijuana in the city, including where you can keep the drug while driving, under a vote Tuesday by the city Assembly.

Ex-lawmaker accused of illegal hunt, says he was within traditional rights

A former state lawmaker is accused of illegally killing a moose Sunday in Interior Alaska, according to troopers. Woodie Salmon, 63, said he knew he might face trouble the moment he pulled the trigger but was within his traditional rights.

One question for President Obama, thousands of responses

This week, we asked our viewers to submit questions they would like to ask President Barack Obama when he visits Alaska next week.  We got more than a thousand responses on our Facebook page. Here's a sampling of what people were saying about the president's visit, while they were having coffee.

Q&A: In Alaska, Rand Paul talks drug laws, oil & ANWR

A week ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to Alaska, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul arrived at a Downtown Anchorage hotel Tuesday morning to a crowd of a few hundred supporters. Read what he had to say today on the state's marijuana law, exporting oil to other countries and opening ANWR. 

KTUU / Austin Baird

Legal challenge of Medicaid expansion arrives in court

On Monday, Alaska lawmakers took the first step in a legal challenge of Gov. Bill Walker's move expanding access to Medicaid

KTUU / Austin Baird

Lawmakers approve $450k for lawsuit against Walker's medicaid expansion

Alaska lawmakers, during a Tuesday hearing, approved the money needed to challenge Gov. Bill Walker's expansion of the pool of people who qualify for the health subsidy, Medicaid.

Alaska Permanent Fund ends fiscal year on high note

JUNEAU — The value of the Alaska Permanent Fund reached $52.8 billion following better-than-expected investment returns, a gain of $1.6 billion over the prior year.

Michigan trooper dragged to death

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