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Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed

FAIRBANKS - Alaska's newly appointed Marijuana Control Board has proposed four changes to state marijuana laws.
The board held its first meeting Thursday in Fairbanks.

Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

ANCHORAGE - Alaska officials say e-cigarettes may be responsible for last year's larger-than-normal drop in tobacco revenue.

Iditarod champ Lance Mackey takes up car racing

FAIRBANKS - Legendary sled dog racer Lance Mackey is used to being fast. His four titles in the Yukon Quest International and Iditarod Trail races are proof.
JARYD CLINE

Avian flu hasn't reached Alaska birds yet, but it could

KENAI - The largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history has spread across the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada, but Alaskan flocks have not yet been affected.

Body found may be overboard crew member

Alaska State Troopers say human remains found Friday near Juneau appear to be those of a cruise ship crew member who went overboard south of Douglas Island. Sport fishermen reported around 4:30 p.m.

To rename or not? Reconsidering honors for racists

HARTFORD, Conn. - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the...
SUSAN HAIGH
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