Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
State makes more funding available for Alaska childcare providers, but some providers say it isn’t enough
The office said the additional money would be one-time funding to cover the costs and expenses from April and May.
Already operating on razor thin margins, providers wonder if help will come.
Immigrants living under DACA in Alaska, cheer today's Supreme Court decision. And, childcare providers are struggling financially as they seek assistance from the state. Plus, Juneau wants to put $1 million towards funding temporary jobs for locals out of work.
Anchorage police and firefighters struggle to diversify their workforce. And, the Anchorage School District superintendent defends her decision to keep the school resource officer program. Plus, the Northwest Arctic Borough begins to fill long-vacant public safety positions.
Amidst calls for police reform, Anchorage School District opts to keep School Resource Officer program
The program is used across the country and stations local police officers in public schools.
Canada extends its border crossing restrictions. And, the proposed Pebble Mine says it will offers Bristol Bay residents an annual dividend. Anti- mine activists are critical of the tactic. Plus, a new craft store knits together the creative community in Sitka.
Some parents are concerned about health, others are looking for educational certainty.
In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Anchorage officials discuss police practices in the city. And, with the upcoming school year uncertain, more parents in Anchorage consider home schooling. Plus, Ketchikan prepares to welcome small cruise ships to town.
Alaskans protest peacefully across the state in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. And, Alaska's hospitals struggle to recover from the pandemic financially. Plus, staff in a Juneau nursing home adjust their activities to stay safe during the pandemic.
Alaskans in the state’s three largest cities take to the streets in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after being arrested. A widely circulated video shows him saying he can’t breathe as a white officer pinned him to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck.