Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 16 2015

first_imgWalker Announces Plan to Expand Medicaid UnilaterallyAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauAfter promising to expand the state’s Medicaid program on the campaign trail, Gov. Bill Walker has announced he will sidestep the Legislature to make that happen.North Slope Mayor Under Investigation for CorruptionAssociated PressThe North Slope Borough Assembly has voted to investigate allegations of ethics violations made against Mayor Charlotte Brower.Dirt Bike Dermatoloy: For Army Medic, Specialty is AdaptabilityZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageLast week the Army announced it’ll be removing more than 2,600 positions from the 4th Brigade Combat Team’s 25th Infantry Division stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Accidental Overdose Suspected In Wainwright Soldier’s DeathZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageA 23-year-old Alaska-based soldier passed away this week while on leave out of state.Anchorage Sees Three Indigent Deaths OvernightZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThe Anchorage Police Department is investigating an overnight spike in homeless deaths.Canned Salmon: A New Face on an Old ProductMolly Dischner, KDLG – DillinghamDespite new ways of marketing and selling salmon, canned fish remains a major product from Alaska’s fisheries.Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With GustoMonica Gokey, KSKA – AnchorageHundreds waited in line Thursday for global fashion retailer H&M to open its new store in Anchorage. Even as the state feels the squeeze of low oil prices, Alaska shoppers are still keen to lay down their dollars on national brands.Bethel Democrat to Lead PNWER Arctic CaucusLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageRepresentative Bob Herron, a Democrat from Bethel was elected the chairman of the Arctic Caucus during the 25th summer summit of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, or PNWER.K-9 in Training to Combat Juneau’s Heroin ProblemElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauJuneau Police have a new tool to sniff out a steady flow of heroin and other narcotics entering the city. It’s been about 25 years since the department had a K-9 on staff. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img

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