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A large crowd turned out Wednesday to the final public meeting of Alaska's Medicaid Reform Advisory Group, with the majority weighing in on proposed limits on therapy visits, which some said they need to maintain an independent life.

Tegan Hanlon
The Anchorage Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in gaining information on two fires, one of which it believes was the result of arson.Jerzy Shedlock
A Greek-Italian immigrant who became a real-estate magnate during the economic explosion that accompanied construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline-boom era, Zamarello leaves behind a collection of buildings that are now fixtures in Anchorage.Yereth Rosen
A former University of Alaska employee who threatened co-workers by sending an email alluding to acts of mass violence has pleaded guilty to a single charge in federal court. Now, Edward DuBois faces up to five years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock
Asserting that Gov. Sean Parnell’s office is holding up disclosure of public documents related to the Alaska National Guard scandal, two media outlets are asking a state judge to call an emergency hearing and order at least some of the material released.Richard Mauer
Anchorage police responded to a three-vehicle accident in Eagle River Wednesday that left a female motorist dead.Jerzy Shedlock
Three Alaska Army National Guard recruiters investigated for past misconduct, and the leader who supposedly let them get away with it, are suing the Army to find out how investigative documents were leaked.    Jill Burke
The Anchorage Police Department said Wednesday that the victim and suspect were fighting over a bottle of alcohol.Laurel Andrews
Mayor Dan Sullivan referred to the ordinance as "government intrusion" but said he would support voluntary efforts to avoid metal palisade fencing. Devin Kelly
A proposed construction and demolition debris recycling landfill near Palmer is headed back to Mat-Su Borough planning officials for another try after failing last year over environmental and trash concerns. A public comment period on the Central Monofill Services site closes Friday. Zaz Hollander