Recreational pot users score bud at Oregon shops until January - a savings of up to 20 percent.Store owners say they are hopeful they can avoid the shortages and price spikes that followed the start of legal sales last year in Washington and Colorado. Alaska could begin retail sales next year.One...
Flu cases spike in Juneau, vaccines now available

...the average number of cases the hospital sees during most summer weeks, according to hospital spokesman Jim Strader.The flu spike has since abated, and Strader said it is "far from an epidemic" and is not a concern for panic. However, as flu season...
California gas prices spike amid downward trend are on a downward trend, California is experiencing a spike that could see prices top $4 a gallon before easing again...been dropping for months.However the worst effects of the spike were already easing Sunday as foreign wholesalers moved quickly...
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Photo: A whale-sized welcome

University of Alaska Southeast mascot Spike the Whale helps freshman Teresa Wellington-McGilton of Metlakatla move into the John Pugh Freshman Residence Hall on move-in...
After years of declining crime, a spike in violence

...Louis, New Orleans and Baltimore have all seen significant spikes in the number of homicides this year. The totals are up in...the moniker "Chiraq," which is also the working title of a Spike Lee movie now being filmed.Meanwhile, the city has suffered...
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Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of...resignation within days of Gray's death, blamed the bloody spike in violence on the mayor's previous reluctance to fire the...
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Crimson Bears spike Lady Braves

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Maddie McKeown knocked defending 3A state champion Mt.
'Fireweed' not safe despite Assembly decision

...including company owner and president Spike Bicknell.Though the pro-fireweed group...the table of permissible uses. If I were Spike, I'd just destroy all the fireweed...goes on.And nobody knows this as well as Spike Bicknell. Though he doesn't know exactly...
New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care

...third trimester fared.The new codes, already used in many other countries, indicate if it's a first visit or a repeat. A spike in repeat visits for strep throat might indicate a more worrisome strain is spreading. This kind of data also is used by insurers...
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More than 3,000 students will have their college debt discharged at cost of $3.2B

...month, most of the nearly 12,000 claims that have been filed are Corinthian-related, and they represent an unprecedented spike in what's called a "borrower's defense" claim. With such a claim, students can ask for loan forgiveness if they believe...
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