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Walker Proposes Bill Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse

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Some highlights of the legislation include giving patients the ability to refuse opioids for any reason while in medical care, limiting an initial prescription of opioids to a seven-day supply for outpatient use, and requiring further education for medical providers on the topics of pain management and opioid addiction.

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Update News: January 31st, 2014

In Friday’s news; Elected leaders in Stebbins are organizing development priorities for federal assistance funds connected with November storms; Legislation challenging Parnell’s Medicaid decision is filed; Sen. Begich plans on addressing US Postmaster General over complaints by Alaskans on spotty mail service. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Sounding Board: State Oil Taxes

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 10:00am), we’re talking about the state’s oil taxes. Governor Parnell’s bill lowering the state’s oil taxes passed during the last session in Juneau. He says the tax structure will lure more oil companies to do business in Alaska. Some Alaskans believe his bill simply gives money to…

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