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5/26/15 - Legislators still far from agreeing on budget

May 26, 2015

Alaska House Minority leader Chris Tuck says he does not believe lawmakers are any closer to a budget deal. Tuck and House Speaker Mike Chenault have been talking in a bid to put together a package that would get enough support to use the constitutional budget reserve fund to cover costs for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Skyrocketing heroin use affects rural, urban Alaska

By Daysha Eaton, KYUK

"She gains strength from her ancestors and her young son... I don't want him to grow up in this kind of community."

Federal officials say interceptions of heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 are ten times higher than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. In the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin use in Bethel, and how the community is fighting it, KYUK's Daysha Eaton begins with one woman's struggle to get clean in Bethel.