As a lawsuit over Medicaid expansion continues to play out in court, six legislators met Thursday on party-specific panels and highlighted that the public health care program for low-income Alaskans will again rise as a hot-button and derisive issue during the upcoming legislative session.
The U.S. Geological Survey released a study Tuesday suggesting that many local observers in Alaska are reporting greater variability in year-to-year berry harvests, though the reports themselves varied.Suzanna Caldwell
After a wildfire season in which more than half of burned U.S. acreage was in Alaska, U.S. Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell says firefighting costs will exceed half the agency’s budget this fiscal year.Alaska Dispatch News
Golden Bears tailback Ethan Falaniko,a 17-year-old senior, is one of the nation’s top high school football players. According to MaxPreps.com, which provides unofficial high school sports statistics, he ranks second in the nation in rushing yards with 2,001 in eight games this season.Megan Edge