907 Updates March 01, 2017

Jerzy Shedlock:  Avalanches, storm shut down stretch of Dalton Highway


Should providers also tell you what programs you qualify for?  Where is the bill padding most likely to occur?    What are some of the worst medical expenses, totally unnecessary, you know of?
Devin Kelly: Anchorage medical providers must give cost estimates on demand, Assembly says


Jerzy Shedlock: Musher rescued in Denali Park after weeklong snowfall



Laurel Andrews: Alaska marijuana tax revenue dropped in January



Shady Grove Oliver: For Kaktovik musher Ketil Reitan, the Iditarod is just one adventure in a life full of them


Ashley, Alaska Urban Hippie Guardians of the Eggs – Edible Alaska Magazine



Molly Walker: CDC: Overall Fertility Rate Down 10% Among U.S. Women
Population has declined almost every year since 1990
But the largest declines in gross reproduction rate from 1990 to 2014 were seen among American Indian/Alaska Native women (-41%), Hispanic women (-28%), and non-Hispanic black women (-26%). By contrast, the gross reproduction rate among non-Hispanic white women fell 5% during that time. The net reproduction rate (which incorporates mortality rates into the estimates) saw similar, albeit slightly smaller declines among these groups.


Blair Braverman: The Everlasting, Awe-Inspiring Power of Alaska
For 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it’s never ceased to amaze



Nina Strochlic: The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic
Pioneering journalist Eliza Scidmore was the magazine’s first official female writer, photographer, and board member.