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Channel 2 NewsAlaska state health officials say Native leaders are gathering in Anchorage to participate in a two-day meeting that will address fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The meeting taking place Thursday and Friday is sponsored by the federal Substance...
Tags: Education, Substance Abuse, Health, Mental Health
Channel 2 NewsWith just 15 days now officially left in the state legislative session, parents of autistic children are worried that lawmakers will fail to act on Senate Bill 74. The measure would make Alaska the 30th state in the country to mandate that health insurers...
Channel 2 NewsA bill that would mandate autism insurance in Alaska suffered an unexpected setback Tuesday night, when House Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Wes Keller (R-Wasilla) decided to keep the measure bottled up in committee -- leaving parents...
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The Associated PressState Rep. Wes Keller still sees flaws in a bill that guarantees insurance coverage for treatment of autism, but the Wasilla Republican says he plans to let the proposal through his committee. Keller, chairman of the House Health and Social...
Tags: Health Insurance, Autism, Insurance, Private Health Care, Health
Channel 2 NewsSome state bills are moving forward, with time running out in the regular session of the Legislature. It now appears that things are beginning to happen -- some of them unexpected. Late Friday, the House Health and Social Services Committee unexpectedly...
The Associated PressAn in-depth look at some of the key bills remaining as the legislative session ends Sunday. ALASKA PIPELINE House Speaker Mike Chenault opposes a rewritten version of his bill to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline project. Chenault told...
Channel 2 NewsA Bethel woman has been arrested on one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man Wednesday morning. Brenda Lee Evans, 43, was taken into custody by Bethel police Wednesday night. According to a Bethel Police Department statement,...
The 49th ReportIt was a Sunday afternoon last November when Marko Cheseto, a top student at the University of Alaska Anchorage and an elite cross-country and track runner, left his apartment and ventured off into the falling snow and bitter cold. To this day, he isn'...
Channel 2 NewsMore than two dozen homeless programs in Alaska have won renewed federal funding totaling $3.5 million to keep people off the streets in 2012. Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development say the money will be paid as quickly as...
Tags: Health, Homelessness, Mental Health
Channel 2 NewsA victim's rights bill pushed by an Anchorage lawmaker will be introduced in the state Legislature during the upcoming session. Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, says his bill has two key provisions. First, it would require judges to weigh the rights of...
Channel 2 NewsSean Warner, the 26-year-old man Anchorage police say administered a fatal dose of heroin Friday to 14-year old-Jena Dolstad, is a Navy veteran -- who, according to his family, was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following a tour of duty...
Channel 2 NewsA case this past weekend, involving a 14-year-old Anchorage girl who overdosed after the man hosting a party injected her with heroin, left a lot of Alaskans shocked that such a crime could happen in their community, but local substance abuse treatment...
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