APRN: Alaska News
An Anchorage law firm is helping the state fight the Legislative Council’s lawsuit aimed at stopping Medicaid expansion.
Alaska military veterans testified yesterday at listening sessions in Kenai and Fairbanks about problems accessing federally funded health care benefits. Interior veterans shared concerns specific to the Veterans Choice Act, as well as more general issues about working with the Veterans Administration.
Earlier this month, 49-year-old Joseph Murphy died at Juneau’s prison 12 hours after being booked on noncriminal charges. Among other things, Murphy was an Iraq War veteran. His squad commander says it changed him forever.
Alaskans can expect warmer, drier days this coming winter. That, according to the National Weather Service, is drawing on new tools and techniques to peer into the future.
Last spring we spoke with a young couple who moved to Wasilla in their attempt to quit meth. Now, six months later, they are still sober, living in Anchorage, and living a new life.
President Obama’s visit to Alaska is now less than a week away, and he’s not the only one with an agenda for his trip.
“It’s an exciting time for Alaska. We don’t have a lot of presidents who stop here unless they’re low of fuel,” Gov. Walker says.
British Columbia’s top mine official says the Canadian province needs to address pollution pouring out of an abandoned tunnel east of Juneau.
Walker plans to recommend TransCanada buy-out in gas project; As national media hone in on Alaska, ICC plots its course; The devil’s in the details: How to keep a presidential visit secure; Calling from Alaska jails? It’s complicated; Parents feel sticker shock at rising price of high school activity fees; New science shows Sitka geologically separate from rest of Alaska; ‘It’s Good to Be Here’ — Working at the Brother Francis Shelter
Under an agreement that predates Walker’s administration, TransCanada would hold the state’s interest in the pipeline and gas treatment plant, with the state having an option to buy back a portion of that interest. It’s been cast as a way for the state to not have to bear as much in upfront costs as it would without TransCanada involved.
Alaska and the future of Arctic policy are seeing increased international attention as the U.S. holds the chairmanship for the Arctic Council and foreign ministers prepare to meet in Anchorage later this month. Bethel has seen international leaders on hand last week as the Inuit Circumpolar Council executive council met to plan their next few years of work.
The White House released more details today on President Obama’s visit to Alaska next week. The President will spend Monday in Anchorage, Tuesday in the Seward area and Wednesday in Dillingham and Kotzebue. Planning the security for Obama’s visit isn’t easy, according to retired Federal Marshall Marc Otte. For 22 years, the Eagle River resident helped protect foreign dignitaries and federal judges.
Sitka sits on a different chunk of the Earth’s crust than the rest of Alaska. Decades of scientific research have led to a report and map showing where the faults lie. The new information expands scientists’ understanding of what’s going on beneath Alaska’s surface.
Classes in Juneau are just starting on Thursday, but some high school activities have been underway for weeks. This school year, the district has drastically cut funding for activities and athletics, leaving some parents paying hundreds of dollars more for their kid to participate.
When someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.
Working at the Brother Francis Shelter is stressful and chaotic, but for one young woman, it’s definitely worth it.
Schoolchildren sang their school song as Matanuska Suisitna Borough officials and state politicians dug into the dirt today [monday]. It ‘s all part of the groundbreaking for the new Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School in Wasilla. The event marks a one-of-a-kind construction plan.
Two Kasilof men died when their plane clipped some trees and crashed just beyond the Cook Inlet bluff Saturday night.
Yupiit Nation tribal members at an event Friday made a last second push for advancing sovereignty in Alaska. A few dozen people at a Yupiit Nation event in Bethel sent a late Friday afternoon letter to Governor Walker asking him to stop the state’s fight against putting lands into trust.
The commercial fishing season in Kotzebue came to a close Friday, and while both the chum salmon run and the payout to fishermen pales in comparison to the gargantuan success of last year, the fishermen at Alaska’s northernmost salmon fishery still have plenty of reason to smile.
Every summer, Homer and the surrounding area are inundated by a transient population that’s come to work for eco-friendly businesses. They’re called WWOOFers, and they spend weeks in different places around the world learning how to live sustainably.