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Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about

JUNEAU - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears.

by Becky Bohrer

Former tribal chief sentenced for embezzling over $100,000

ANCHORAGE - A former Healy Lake Tribe first chief and administrator will spend up to 90 days on house arrest as part of her sentence for embezzling more than $100,000 in federal and tribal funds.

Fairbanks man convicted of 3 charges in murder-for-hire case

FAIRBANKS - A former Fairbanks chiropractor will be sentenced in May in a murder-for-hire case. Guy Christopher Mannino was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

JUNEAU - An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been travelling in affected areas.

Far North Jumpers strike a high profile in Interior Alaska

FAIRBANKS - Allison Bartlett is the woman who brought competitive jump roping back to Interior Alaska. She's a 30-year-old part-time fourth grade teacher at North Pole Elementary School, a former competitive jumper and a mother of two.
AMANDA BOHMAN

US rig count drops 48 this week to 571; Texas down 19

HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.

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