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'Jackson's Law' clears house

A bill allowing parents to sue those responsible for unlawful or negligent actions that lead to an unborn child's death has cleared the statehouse.
Dubbed "Jackson's Law," SB200 was sponsored by Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage.
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Gov signs 'medically necessary' abortion bill

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell signed into law Thursday a bill to legally define the term "medically necessary" in relation to abortion funding criteria. Supporters say the bill is not related to the pro-life vs.

Bethel woman to compete for Miss Indian World

BETHEL, Alaska - A woman from Western Alaska will be competing later this month for the title of Miss Indian World.

Sullivan brings in $1.4M in first quarter

JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan raised more money during the first quarter than he previously reported. The summary of his filing with the Federal Election Commission showed he brought in $1.4 million between January...

House approves workers' compensation changes

JUNEAU - A bill revamping how medical costs under the Alaska workers' compensation program are calculated passed the state House Wednesday.

Anchorage psychiatrist charged with fraud

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage psychiatrist is accused of billing Medicaid more than $300,000 for services authorities said were never provided.

Legislature confirms 4 state commissioners

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature has confirmed Gov. Sean Parnell's picks to lead the departments of Natural Resources, Revenue, Public Safety and Administration.

Legislature confirms governor's appointments

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature has confirmed Gov. Sean Parnell's appointees to Alaska boards and commissions, including two controversial picks. Bernard Washington was confirmed to the State Assessment Review Board on a 45-15 vote.

Senators weighing education options

JUNEAU - One of the last major bills to come together in the Senate this session could be the education package. Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer says members are trying to figure out what they want in their version of HB278.

Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

It's almost time for the rush of family and friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska's tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not great, 2014 visitor season.

Parnell handles range of questions in online town hall

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production. During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
Becky Bohrer


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