Alaska lawmaker plans return next week after medical issue

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska lawmaker says she plans to return to Juneau next week after suffering complications from a pulmonary embolism.

Democratic state Rep. Ivy Spohnholz of Anchorage says in a Facebook post that she's out of the hospital and resting at home. She says she plans to return to Juneau next Monday.

Spohnholz is part of a House majority coalition that has been short-handed since Democrat Zach Fansler resigned last month, bringing the coalition's majority in the 40-member House to a razor-thin 21 members.

Fansler's replacement, Tiffany Zulkosky, is expected to be sworn in this week.

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon said Monday that Reps. John Lincoln and Dan Ortiz (ohr-TEZ') were out with the flu. Ortiz participated in a House Finance Committee debate on budget amendments by phone.