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Sen. Dan Sullivan turns attention to veterans' health care U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan is hosting meetings in Alaska to hear from veterans on health care provided through the Veterans Administration. The VA health undersecretary will attend listening sessions on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 in Fairbanks and Kenai. The Senate Veteran Affairs Committee also will hold a field hearing on Aug.

By law, the Legislature is allotted ninety days in session, but despite meeting into the early hours this morning, it hasn't finished its work. It's scheduled to reconvene at 1 p.m. today.

The Federal Subsistence Board has limited any available king salmon to federally qualified subsistence users in 32 Kuskokwim communities.

Alaska's unemployment rate was up a tenth of a percent in March, reaching 6.6%, just one-tenth of a percent below the national average, which has been dropping.

Alaska National Guard officials say 29 cases of sexual assault have been reported since 2009; of those 21 were closed or suspended.

The Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $9.2 billion state operating budget.

A bill that would make Alaska's 20 Native languages official state languages is getting pushback in the House State Affairs Committee.