Above: The number of Alaskans struggling with substance abuse and addiction has grown over the last year, and all too often treatment options were either shut down or not available nearby. A new recovery center that opened in the Mat-Su Borough in November is giving people the tools they need to get back on their feet. Alaska Public Media’s Adelyn Baxter has the story.
If Alaska state leaders can’t resolve an impasse over the budget, large swaths of state government will shut down in July. That could include Alaska’s lucrative summer salmon fisheries, which is causing concern across coastal communities.
A spokesperson for the state Division of Forestry said there are several communities in close proximity to new fires.
Mark Breunig now works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His departure came as the state spent nearly $500,000 to address a cyberattack on the Department of Health and Social Services.
The building near Miami was occupied at the time of collapse. Authorities say rescuers have so far helped evacuate at least 35 people who were trapped inside.
The avalanche path itself doesn’t have trees, just a tangle of alder and other bright green spring bushes. But there are trees along its edge, and Erich Peitzsch with the U.S. Geological Survey is visiting from Montana to collect data from those trees.
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