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State Superior Court judge John Suddock will decide on Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s complaint against the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
AVTEC, the state’s vocational and technical school with campuses in Seward and Anchorage, will be losing programs due to the budget ax.
The NTSB has released a preliminary report on a January midair collision of two light planes.
The city of Anchorage and the Matanuska Susitna Borough are wrestling over the problem of disposal of the Borough’s septic waste. A Borough waste treatment facility could be years away, while Anchorage’s wastewater utility has had its fill of the Borough’s sludge.
Firefighters responded to a blaze at an assisted living home near Wasilla early Monday afternoon.
A new report released by the Mat Su Health Foundation indicates that behavioral health services in the Matanuska Susitna Borough are woefully inadequate. The report, the first of three, suggests that residents are not accessing care until they are in a crisis situation.
Cook Inlet Region Incorporated has put the second phase of its Fire Island wind farm on hold because of a lack of customers.
Common Core, the federally – sponsored education standards adopted by many states, has raised the hackles of some Alaska legislators and some Mat-Su parents.
Successful applicant will fill Colver’s seat until October, 2015
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough passed a resolution this week establishing a Borough Marijuana Advisory Committee.
A contentious shooting range issue dominated Tuesday night’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly meeting, and the debate over the range’s location affects a Valley youth program.
A massive building fire in Wasilla is under control
A young man fell to his death on Sunday while climbing Mount Yukla, above Eagle River. Dasan Marshall, 24, of Portland, Oregon was a student at Alaska Pacific University.
An entrepreneurial spirit drove a public forum on a future Matanuska Susitana Borough marijuana law Thursday night.
An obscure lawsuit filed by a Matanuska Susitna wetlands mitigation bank could have national implications. The suit, now in Federal Claims Court, alleges breach of contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and land developers are closely watching the outcome.
Hopes for state help for Matanuska-Susitna Borough capital projects are plunging along with the price of oil, which is at about $50 a barrel. But there is at least one bit of encouragement in the bleak outlook.
The Matanuska Susitna Borough has received $20, 000 from an interested buyer outside the US to pay for sea trials for the ferry MV Susitna
State Fish and Game officials are cracking down on illegal dumping on state game refuges. Recent incidents at Goose Bay State Game Refuge near Wasilla have resulted in at least one prosecution, and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are on the look-out for further arrests, and heavy fines, and possible jail time is in store for offenders.
Yellow smoke emitted Monday by the new Matanuska Electric Association power plant in Eklutna is worrying some nearby residents.
A draft socioeconomic review and traffic forecast for the proposed Knik Arm Crossing project was released today [monday] by a trio of independent consulting firms. Cardno Consulting Services, Agnew -Beck and CDM Smith reported on separate forecasts for different aspects of the project.