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Alaska House and Senate Judiciary Committee members met Monday in Anchorage to discuss “criminal justice reinvestment,” or how the lofty goals set in a crime omnibus bill passed during the legislative session are being addressed.

Jerzy Shedlock
The Mat-Su Activity and Respite Center near Wasilla closed in June amid a state Medicaid investigation. The state last week charged the center and owner Laura Sasseen with felony falsifying business records and misdemeanor medical assistance fraud charges. Zaz Hollander
Alaska State Troopers say five people have been arrested after 106 preparations of morphine and codeine were stolen from a village health clinic in Shishmaref. Tegan Hanlon
A federal judge directed Alaska election officials on Monday to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act by expanding their language outreach to Yup’ik- and Gwich’in-speaking villagers for the November election.Richard Mauer
The Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said there were too many questions surrounding FAA flightworthiness requirements for the C-23 Sherpas. The department had hoped to lease the aircraft to private companies in exchange for air time in other planes. Sean Doogan
As part of a training exercise, soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will detonate several explosive charges daily this week, according to a statement from the U.S. Army Alaska.Tegan Hanlon
The moss, so obscure it has no common name, has been found in only one other North American site -- in Canada’s Yukon Territory -- and is also known to grow in Greenland and Scandinavia.Yereth Rosen
Increasingly, more and more communities are facing a choice between compassion and conviction when dealing with veterans who commit crimes after returning from war with PTSD, including one complicated case in Interior Alaska.Greg Jaffe
The northwest Alaska town of Kotzebue is 5.7 degrees warmer than normal since Jan. 1, trailing only Sandburg, California, in the scale of its warm-up. Alaska Dispatch News
Charlo Greene's profanity-punctuated on-air transformation from KTVA Channel 11 news reporter to marijuana legalization advocate went viral Monday on the Internet and raised questions about her previous reporting on Alaska's legalization ballot measure. Michelle Theriault Boots