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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 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
Some Highly Informed questions about marijuana laws in Alaska simply lead to more questions.Scott Woodham
A man drove to a trooper post on the Kenai Peninsula to report an assault, and ended up with a DUI, according to Alaska State Troopers. Megan Edge
Two Fairbanks residents were arrested Tuesday for filing nearly 100 false tax returns claiming $214,560 in refunds, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.Jerzy Shedlock
Originally slated to open this Sunday, Krispy Kreme said it has not yet broken ground on an Alaska franchise.Sean Doogan
A 28-year-old man accused of attempting to smuggle drugs over the fence and then fleeing from the scene at the Anchorage Correctional Complex is facing multiple charges. Megan Edge
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
Alaska Marine Highway System supporters said it has many fixed costs, and cutting service to communities is one of the only ways to save money.Pat Forgey
Most of Alaska is forecast to have above-normal precipitation. Since March is one of the driest months of the year for the Interior, that still may not mean a lot of new snow for Iditarod mushers.Brian Brettschneider