Lawsuit seeks to eliminate Medicaid application backlog
Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau
The Alaska Division of Public Assistance director says the backlog has been shrinking recently, including a large decrease in the past month.
Seeking hidden ‘pockets of oil’, BP takes on a massive project at Prudhoe Bay
Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage
The 3-D seismic survey is part of the effort to keep the oil field alive for decades to come.
Police: Man shot, killed after pointing BB gun at officers
Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
This is the second officer-involved shooting in Anchorage so far this year.
UA President Johnsen recommends closing UAA College of Education, amid accreditation debacle
Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen recommends discontinuing the seven initial licensure programs for the University of Alaska Anchorage’s education department, effective September of this year.
Pre-K schools in Southeast Alaska wait for better budget news
Angela Denning, KFSK – Petersburg
Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget would cut $17 million in state funding for daycare and preschool programs: $8 million for preschools and $9 million for Head Start and other programs directed at low income families. As Angela Denning reports, that would affect 15 Head Start classrooms in Southeast and another main daycare facility in Petersburg.
In response to high case backlog, Juneau judge begins term
Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau
Juneau’s newest judge was welcomed to the bench on Friday. He occupies a new Superior Court seat created recently to deal with the increasing number of cases piling up at the Dimond Courthouse.
Ask A Climatologist: 2019 had warmest March on record in Alaska
Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
If breakup seems a little earlier in Alaska this year, that’s because it is. And, last month will go down as the warmest March on record, statewide.