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C Care Services and owner Cecilia De Leon are under investigation for Medicaid fraud, according to a statement from DHSS. Federal regulations stipulate that under such circumstances a state must suspend Medicaid payments.Tegan Hanlon
In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, one of the major-party candidates has a law degree from Georgetown and graduated from Harvard. The other didn’t graduate from college. Guess which one is running the wonkier, more policy-focused campaign?Nathaniel Herz
OPINION: Gay marriage is no threat to the world; the governor would be wiser to recognize its benefits and remember we're a secular state.Elise Patkotak
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Tuesday it is launching an environmental study of possible oil and gas leasing in federal waters of Cook Inlet, a marine area that has drawn little industry interest in the past.Yereth Rosen
The Justice Department’s non-response to an information request about U.S. Rep. Don Young will cost the government $86,000 in legal fees, a Washington, D.C., judge ruled Tuesday.Richard Mauer
Airfares from Anchorage to Salt Lake, Houston hit new lows, but you'll need to act fast to take advantage of that. Scott McMurren
OPINION: Alaska's first lady Sandy Parnell stands by her husband's actions in addressing Alaska National Guard scandal.Sandy Parnell
Before House Bill 210 became effective Oct. 14, Alaska statutes were vague, allowing teachers and other staff members to use “reasonable and necessary” physical restraint in emergencies but offering no details on what was permitted and what was not. The law was silent on the practice of seclusion. Michelle Theriault Boots
OPINION:  Alaska should have put all of its oil royalty and bonus money into the Permanent Fund to convert a non-renewable resource into a renewable one.Clem Tillion
Baldwin's arrival to team, which is heading out on first road trip of season this week, lends stability to the blue line, but not additional offense.Doyle Woody
In a forum Tuesday before the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, exchanged sharply different views on the U.S. economy. Dermot Cole
OPINION: If state and federal officials want to help the abused members of Alaska National Guard, they need to put aside their own selfish desires and control issues and confess their own parts.Rick Cavens
Charles Brady has been charged with kidnapping, multiple assault charges and interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime. According to court records, all of the charges are domestic violence-related. Jerzy Shedlock
The announcement comes a day after the Anchorage School District announced an indefinite ban on military recruiters and in the wake of allegations of sexual assaults, harassment and other misconduct in the Alaska Army National Guard.Tegan Hanlon
The UAA women's basketball team will open its season at the old Wells Fargo Sports Complex next month because of conflicts at the new Alaska Airlines Center. Beth Bragg
The underwater search detected presence of a foreign vessel likely conducting an intelligence operation, but military leaders are not yet releasing details. Radio Sweden
Anchorage police are seeking a young woman who allegedly stole a truck after threatening its driver with a gun early Tuesday. Jerzy Shedlock

Stephanie Pearson, and Courtney Lamb wed in Anchorage on Monday, October 20, 2014. The couple was one of five same-sex couples that sued the state for the right to marry in Alaska.

Alaska Dispatch News
UAA senior guard Travis Thompson was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year on Tuesday by the conference's coaches. Alaska Dispatch News
UAA sophomore setter Morgan Hooe was named the Great Northwest Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Seawolves to a pair of road victories. Alaska Dispatch News