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The meeting was Alaska’s response to a mandate from new VA Secretary Bob McDonald that all VA hospitals and benefits offices nationwide host town hall meetings to rebuild trust after allegations of secret wait lists and mismanaged care unfolded this summer.


Tegan Hanlon
Eleven Alaska women were named as 2014 YWCA/BP Women of Achievement on Sept. 16.Mike Dunham
Alaska government and industry officials came away from a four-day trip to Asia last week with a hopeful outlook for the future of the state's long-sought Alaska LNG project.Alex DeMarban
The state of Alaska is weighing in on the side of the federal government in court, hoping to help keep alive a U.S. Forest Service timber sale in Southeast, and with it what's left of a once-booming industry.Pat Forgey
What was supposed to be a fun night out turned chaotic early Sunday when a shooting erupted not far from an after-hours hot spot in downtown Anchorage, leaving six members of a family with injuries, including one still in critical condition.Michelle Theriault Boots
Uber, an app-based service that allows users to request car rides from a select group of approved drivers, will soon be debuting in Anchorage. But city officials and taxi operators say  the company's entry into the market represents a threat to the regulated taxi and car service businesses.Sean Doogan
Witnesses told responding officers that three men forced their way into the home in the 1600 block of Early View Drive in the Muldoon area, beat the woman and stole her new TV set. Jerzy Shedlock
Two former Anchorage residents now living Outside face a total of 43 criminal charges for allegedly receiving Permanent Fund dividends illegally over the past several years.Jerzy Shedlock
Troopers said Donald Burns Jr. of Soldotna was riding a Yamaha ATV alone on a rough and wet trail when he apparently tried to drive up a muddy hill and his four-wheeler rolled on top of him. Tegan Hanlon
A man who went on national television to tell how members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's family were involved in a brawl at an Anchorage birthday party says he was fired from his job after speaking up. Eric Thompson, who appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" last week, posted a video on YouTube Tuesday seeking work.Laurel Andrews