Residents across the state told of changes in a June letter detailing work requirements many must meet in order to qualify for benefits longer than three months.
Most people working in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit have some type of advanced medical degree. But one employee at The Children’s Hospital at Providence in Anchorage has a very different set of qualifications. Ginny Shaffer spent more than three months in the NICU as a parent, with her daughter who was born at 23 weeks. Now she helps other parents through one of the most stressful times of their lives as a Parent Navigator.
Jody Karcz has been with the transportation department for 30 years, and knows the municipality’s bus, ride-share, and van programs intimately.
The Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital in Anchorage opens as healthcare systems serving Alaska’s military are struggling to meet demand.
Sockeye Wildfire suspects waived arraignment in state court in Palmer on Tuesday.
The dramatic surge of the Matanuska River during the past few days has pushed families from some homes and is continuing to threaten others.
Another member of Anchorage’s homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It’s the sixth such death in the last two weeks.
The Berkowitz Administration released an ambitious set of policy aims for Anchorage over the next three years, many representing a dramatic departure from the last administration’s approach to the same problems.
The state Department of Transportation is taking emergency action to start work on protecting the Glenn Highway from Matanuska River waters North of Sutton. State Representative Jim Colver says he viewed the damage from river erosion Monday, and has requested emergency help from DOT.
City of Fairbanks voters will consider a 5 percent sales tax on marijuana. The city council has approved putting the proposed retail tax before voters in the October municipal election. The tax is an effort to tap unknown revenue that legalized marijuana sales could provide.
A fourth man in less than two weeks was found dead outside in Anchorage on Thursday late afternoon. The man, who has not been identified by the Anchorage Police Department, was near 3rd Avenue and Karluk Street close to where one man was found last week.
AMATS adopts a resolution noting financial, environmental, and community concerns that could see project cut from transportation spending.
AMATS takesk hours of public testimony from dozens of Anchorage residents opposed to the proposed Bragaw Extension and the Knik Arm Bridge.
An open house held by the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions, or AMATS, turned out public testimony that was almost unanimously against several large capital projects in the Municipality.
Hageland Aviation, part of Ravn Air Group, has established an innovative control system that monitors all flights in an effort to ensure safe travel.
Palmer’s state run livestock slaughterhouse is facing budget woes, and the state may privatize the facility.
Every week in 2014, nearly 6,300 households received free food from food pantries and other programs in Alaska. At some point, most of them had to choose between food or transportation, rent, medical care, or heat. And data from the United Way shows that the need is rising statewide. For some, mobile food pantries help close the budget gap.
The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a spike in homeless deaths during one 12 hour period Monday night through Tuesday morning.
Hundreds waited in line Thursday for global fashion retailer H&M to open its new store in Anchorage. Even as the state feels the squeeze of low oil prices, Alaska shoppers are still keen to lay down their dollars on national brands.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will take ownership of Gakona’s High Frequency Active Auroral Program, best known as HAARP.