Government shutdown blues for Alaska's approximately 13,000 furloughed Feds and the Alaskans who depend on the government's services; the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges went live on Tuesday and we offered Alaskans some explanation on Obamacare. Spice and bath salts continue to make news as Alaska grapples with chemical drug compounding, and much, much more: Here's a look at the news week in review from Alaska Dispatch.
Alaska Dispatch's Best of the Week: Sept. 29-Oct.5, 2013
October 5, 2013
- 1 11 ways Alaskans can help a furloughed Fed through shutdown
- 2 State orders independent review of '97 murder, Fairbanks Four convictions
- 3 Guide to Obamacare rollout: Mandates, exchanges, and more on way
- 4 Will push to sign Alaska Natives up for Obamacare work?
- 5 Moose-friendly Anchorage unsettled over Kincaid Park bull shooting
- 6 Why is Parnell keeping secret state report on Medicaid expansion?
- 7 Small Alaska town amends charter in response to Citizens United ruling
- 8 Discovery Channel's 'Gold Rush' crew makes questionable last impression in Haines
- 9 Alaska PFD: Oil wealth dividend will help federal workforce
- 10 Air Force F-16 decision brings early Christmas to North Pole, Alaska
- 11 Photos: Fall wildlife in Denali National Park
- 12 Chemical designer drugs like Spice pose new puzzle for lawmakers