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JUNEAU, Alaska - The state health department has hired a consultant to help recommend next steps as Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion and looks to make further changes to the existing Medicaid program.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:29pm

Two-vehicle collision slows traffic on Bridge Access Road A two-vehicle collision on Bridge Access Road slowed traffic and left one vehicle with extensive damage. At around 3:40 p.m.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:42pm

Aspiring Eagle Scout Brett Brown is employing dozens of eager hands to tackle half-an-acre of uncomely dirt outside Kenai Central High School.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:30pm

Local talent and friendly competition are the names of the game when it comes to one of the newest Progress Days events.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:37pm

Joe Dilley, a member of the Soldotna Equestrian Association and an organizer of the upcoming Progress Days Rodeo, said that while cattle ranching is not as visible in Alaska as it is in other western states, it is nonetheless part of the state's culture.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:37pm

Music, craft, community and history will be among the many things celebrated at this year's Soldotna Progress Days.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 1:02pm

Haskaps are nearly ripe and ready for picking. The tiny fruit, rare anywhere outside of Hokkaido, Japan, is only found in one spot on the Kenai Peninsula.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:45pm

The historically busy second weekend of Kenai's personal-use dipnet season kept local and state law enforcement on its toes this year. The Kenai Police Department received 38 dipnet-related calls for service from 12 a.m.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:45pm

The wreckage of a Wings of Alaska Cessna 207 that crashed Friday, 18 miles from Juneau, was flown to Juneau International Airport by helicopter early Monday so a federal agency can investigate the flight equipment, the National Transportation Safety Board’s regional office chief said. On Sunday, a...

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:45pm

In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a Houston, Texas, law firm has now sent them dunning letters asking back money Buccaneer had paid.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:44pm


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