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The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker’s budget, the first shot in what’s expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker’s central campaign planks.
Nathaniel Herz
A two-year, $400,000 study aims to determine if posters warning women against drinking while pregnant work better when stuck on pregnancy test dispensers or simply framed on the wall. The Peanut Farm Bar & Grill got the first dispenser.
Tegan Hanlon
A House committee Thursday approved a plan to cut the Legislature’s spending by 1.7 percent, well short of the reductions proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to state agency budgets under his control.
Nathaniel Herz
A cargo ship has been permitted to leave Dutch Harbor after posting a $500,000 bond and agreeing to leave some its crew behind Thursday following a two-week detention for an environmental crimes investigation by the Coast Guard.
Tegan Hanlon
The police were called in to check out Mariano Gonzales' solo art show, his first at the Anchorage Museum in 25 years, before it was allowed to open. The longtime Alaska artist is no stranger to controversy and innovation.ArtsMike Dunham
The southern Seward Peninsula was under a winter storm warning expected to usher in blizzard conditions and deliver up to a foot of snow to White Mountain and Golovin, with less-severe conditions farther east, according to the National Weather Service.  SportsMike Campbell
Some Highly Informed questions about marijuana laws in Alaska simply lead to more questions.Highly InformedScott Woodham
OPINION: Alaska can work with allies in other Western states to win more control over lands held in trust for us by Uncle Sam.CommentaryMead Treadwell

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Sports

Blizzard conditions roll in to slow Iron Dog snowmachine racers

The southern Seward Peninsula was under a winter storm warning expected to usher in blizzard conditions and deliver up to a foot of snow to White Mountain and Golovin, with less-severe conditions farther east, according to the National Weather Service.  Mike Campbell

Culture

Anchorage artist Mariano Gonzales’ solo show involves innovation, technology -- and controversy

The police were called in to check out Mariano Gonzales' solo art show, his first at the Anchorage Museum in 25 years, before it was allowed to open. The longtime Alaska artist is no stranger to controversy and innovation.Mike Dunham

Arctic

The Arctic -- An uncommon heritage of humankind

With the Arctic Council, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other entities and rules already keeping the Arctic peaceful and orderly, there is no need for a new Arctic treaty to sort out international relations at the top of the globe. Heather Exner-Pirot

Nation/World

We Alaskans

Being female among fishermen: An unwelcome reminder on the docks

In cornering me on the dock, Carl effectively cracked that measuring stick over his knee and forced me to remember that in a society where gender, power and violence are all connected, even the strongest fisherman’s vulnerability is never quite as distant as she’d like to imagine.Tele Aadsen