As the President continues to visit sites in Alaska during a trip focused on climate change and Arctic policy, reactions are to his speech at the close of the GLACIER conference yesterday are still forming. However, a consistent opinion from energy and environmental advocates alike is dissatisfaction.
Crowds lined the Seward Highway below the city’s airport Tuesday morning, in anticipation of a glimpse of President Obama’s arrival. A glimpse was about all they got.
As the President continues touring Alaska, the aims and outcomes of Monday’s GLACIER Conference are still being sorted out.
About 200 people gathered on the Park Strip in downtown Anchorage on Monday afternoon to protest offshore drilling in the Arctic and to speak in favor of stronger measures to fight climate change.
The Alaska Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block the state of Alaska from expanding Medicaid. About 20,000 more people will become eligible Tuesday.
As the crowd waits outside of the Dena’ina Center for the president, just the excitement is enough.
Palmer’s Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage is the only US Department of Agriculture approved slaughterhouse in Southcentral Alaska. But the facility may only have one more year in operation.
An Anchorage Superior Court Judge ruled Friday afternoon that Medicaid expansion can go forward in Alaska as planned next week. Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the Alaska Legislative Council’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop the program. The council is appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court.
Chugach School District Superintendent Dr. Bob Crumley is Alaska Superintendent of the Year, 2016.
An unlikely group of city employees are on the front-line of handling worsening woes with homelessness in Anchorage.
The morning at Brother Francis Shelter starts with a sleepy bustle. Guests wake up at 5 am, start gathering their belongings, drink some coffee and help clean the shelter. One morning in late July, in the back dormitory shelter guest William Teal wiped down the plastic sleeping mats with cleaning solution.
Those who suffered losses in the Sockeye Fire earlier this summer will be getting some financial help from the (SBA) *Small Business Administration. Wednesday’s announcement covers both residences and businesses.
Officials, politicians, and veterans themselves agree on what is causing massive problems accessing healthcare recently. Now, they are pivoting towards a search for solutions.
The YWCA Alaska is one year into their initiative to eliminate the gender pay gap in Alaska by 2025. State Dept. of Labor and US Census data show that women in Alaska only make about 68 cents for every dollar made by a man. The question is, why?
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.
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.
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.
Everyone has a story to tell, but it may not be the story you’d expect. An Anchorage non-profit called StoryWorks is helping teenagers find their stories, and this summer they focused on students who arrived in the state as refugees.
A man with a long history in drug enforcement will take the reins as Anchorage’s new police chief. The city administration says he’ll be in step with a plan to develop a community policing model.