Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Between Jan. 31 and March 4, FEMA approved more than $4.1 million in disaster assistance aid for more than 1,300 Alaskans, according to the agency.
More than four dozen people testified against Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal at a March 2 Anchorage Caucus meeting, with many asking lawmakers to consider tapping into new revenue sources to fund state services.
An Anchorage mother and daughter have filed suit against the owners of both Hula Hands and West Berlin, seeking approximately $150,000 back wages and statutory penalties for alleged wage violations between 2016-2018.
For nearly three years, Alaska's cannabis industry has generated steady job growth, tax revenues and new businesses around the state, but how does it fit into the overall economy? Department of Labor and Workforce economist Karinne Wiebold explains.
The $100 million Alaska Fund was created by private donations from more than 1,600 Alaskans — all the way from a $25 contribution from a 7-year-old boy to large multi-million dollar estate contributions.
A federal grant program provides grants of up to $60,000 for projects that "enhance the competitiveness of Alaska Grown specialty crops, sustain farmers’ livelihoods, and strengthen local communities," according to the Alaska Division of Agriculture
The Anchorage Community Development Authority installed the 240-volt EV charger in an EasyPark garage at 7th Avenue and G Street last week. Executive Director Andrew Halcro said it’s the latest step in a two-and-a-half year process of evaluating customer demands and modernizing EasyPark facilities.
Arrest rates for most drug crimes in Alaska have fallen over the past three decades.
First convened in New York City in 1974 as a tribute to the late virtuoso William J. Bell, the public holiday performance now takes place in more than 200 cities around the world. In Anchorage, the concert is in its 23rd year.
Regular open enrollment closed December 15, but when FEMA issued an emergency declaration in response to the Nov. 30 quake, it triggered something called an exceptional circumstances special enrollment period -- and extra 60-day window to apply for health insurance via the federal exchange.
The Anchorage Museum's historical record of the Nov. 30 quake will include viral memes and verses published via Facebook and Twitter.
The play “New Kid,” written by Dennis Foon and performed by students with the UAA theatre department, tells a story about immigration, bullying, friendship, acceptance and overcoming cultural and language barriers.
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Murkowski all in for Hyde-Smith, despite ‘hanging’ remark; Appeals court ruling mixed on Alaska campaign finance laws; Johnson murder trial begins; ConocoPhillips executive: more land around Teshekpuk Lake should be available for drilling; As oceans heats up off Northwest Alaska, the fishing does too; Fisheries managers report declining halibut stocks; University of Alaska patents data synthesis computer program; Dillingham man arrested with $55,000 worth of meth in suitcase; Rescuers free tangled whale in Southeast Alaska
Dunleavy administration announces key cabinet positions; Walker introduces state budget proposal; Fairbanks House race officially tied, ballots remain; After a huge eruption of ash, Mount Veniaminof quiets down; Nuclear power in Alaska? Experts say it’s not as far-fetched as you think; Science and traditional knowledge converge in North Slope Borough’s bowhead whale program; Otter skin sewing workshops promote ‘sustainable cottage industry’ in coastal Alaska
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This year on Nov. 24, shoppers can find specials deals at 33 participating shops and restaurants around Downtown Anchorage, according to the Downtown Partnership.
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