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Initiatives to regulate marijuana like alcohol, and to raise the state minimum wage, will be on August ballot.

Anchorage, Fairbanks, are on a short list for stationing of its new U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jets.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sending $21 million for Alaska fishery disasters.

Trail conditions are fair for the seventy mushers signed up for the Iditarod Sled-dog Race kicking off this weekend.

A bill that would limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is before the Legislature again, this time without provisions for birth control and STD testing.

The 2013 record harvest of pink salmon could create a market glut that will drive down prices for several years, say state officials.

Alaska House Democrats have confirmed Sam Kito III, a lobbyist, for Juneau's vacated House seat.

Jan. 28, 2014
 

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month, and the National Eye Institute wants to remind people, especially Alaska Natives age 40 and up, to get an eye exam to prevent permanent blindness due to glaucoma.

Dr. Ann Coleman is a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, and Chair of the National Eye Institute Glaucoma Subcommittee. She says the disease is associated with high pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve.

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