Feb 19, 2014 — Judging from an opponent's attack, you could easily conclude that Sen. Mark Begich opposes a lifeline to the small Aleutian village of King Cove. But the opposite is true.
Jan 16, 2014 — Health insurance markets vary across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each one is implementing the health law with varying degrees of failure, success, enthusiasm and hostility. The differences in sign-ups tell the tale.
Nov 28, 2013 — Lara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.
Nov 8, 2013 — A hairdresser in Alaska is one of the first people to get health insurance through HealthCare.gov. The 37-year-old woman has a chronic thyroid problem, so she's thrilled to find affordable coverage. Insurers are bracing for sick people like her to be among the first entering the market.
Sep 25, 2013 — In recent weeks, out-of-town drivers have followed their Apple map app instead of heeding the signs warning them not to drive across the runway.
Sep 11, 2013 — A proposed road in Alaska is pitting residents against environmentalists. The people who live in a remote village want better access to an airport with year-round flights to Anchorage for medical emergencies. But the road would cut through a wilderness area, which environmentalists say would set a bad precedent.
Jul 8, 2013 — In one of the worst accidents in a state with a history of small plane crashes, the aircraft went down at the small airport in Soldotna. Located on the Kennai Peninsula, Soldatna is about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage.
May 28, 2013 — NPR photographer David Gilkey provides a dispatch from Nome, Alaska — where spotting a reindeer in a pickup is one of the perks of the job.
May 11, 2013 — How much hospitals around the country bill for 100 top procedures became public this week. Though insurance or Medicare may not actually pay the sticker price, some hospitals in Alaska are considering how they'll respond to more knowledgeable consumers.
Jan 5, 2013 — The magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit late Friday night, but warnings were canceled after it appeared the tsunami no longer posed a threat.