Len Anderson, APRN Contributor
Yesterday Anchorage's wind turbine farm power project received the first of two corporate board blessings it needs to become a reality.
Tuesday morning in Anchorage, Alaska's Redistricting Board held a ceremonial signing of its final plan for the state's legislative districts. It was a second signing of sorts. To meet the 90 day deadline demanded by the Alaska Constitution the board actually approved the plan yesterday.
Last week, an FBI agent based in California and specializing in Civil Rights crimes took part in a public forum held at Anchorage's Fairview Recreation Center. For an hour, Supervisory Agent Peter Kaupp told the packed room what constitutes a federal hate crime and what does not.
Yesterday the United Way of Anchorage announced a new initiative combining community energy with educational expertise to boost the Anchorage School District's three year graduation rate by 20 percent. Michele Brown, CEO and President of United Way of Anchorage, began by saying recent efforts to keep young people in school had enjoyed some success.
Most Anchorage health clinics refuse new Medicare beneficiaries, but last Friday a new clinic opened in Anchorage that only takes Medicare clients.
An infection that struck Providence Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Anchorage in March now appears to be on the decline. A hospital administrator says Providence–working with state epidemiologists–carefully monitored the situation and instituted new procedures to protect the infants and assure the parents.
“Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.” For many Anchorage and Alaska children this seasonal truth begins when the school year with its free or reduced lunch program ends for three months. Wednesday the Food Bank of Alaska kicked off its fifth Summer Food Service Program in Fairview...
In late May the Salvation Army dedicated its new 5 point 5 million dollar Community Center in Anchorage. Now with the arrival of June, it offers the first of its community activities.
Beginning on July 1st, buying alcohol at a package store in Anchorage will require photo identification. Tuesday night the Anchorage Assembly approved the new law by a 10 to 1 margin.