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Chief medical officer Zink to leave post in early spring 

Dr. Anne Zink, who has served as the state’s chief medical officer since July of 2019, will be resigning for her post in late...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alaska’s appeal on EPA Pebble decision

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court last week rejected, without comment, a state of Alaska challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water...

Tax increase goes into effect in the new year, elections announced 

A 1% city sales tax increase took effect last week. This action raised the local sales tax from 6% to 7% overall.  The tax increase...

Kochanowski named to lead Alaska Region BOEM

Givey Kochanowski, an Air Force veteran, has been appointed as director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Alaska Region office in Anchorage. The...

DOT allocates $747M to Alaska for 2024

On Oct. 5 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced that it has assigned $747 million to Alaska in Fiscal Year 2024...

Rural roots, connection to educators motivate Forrest Dunbar’s policies

Sen. Forrest Dunbar said he will continue to focus on bipartisanship and good governance in order to support jobs, quality of life, and public...

Cooperative Extension offers online food safety course

Registration is open for a five-week online course on methods of safely preserving food. The course will be offered by the University of Alaska...

Current Rhythms expands schedule for fall, welcomes new faces

Current Rhythms dance and yoga studio is expanding offerings for the fall and winter season this year. A variety of classes both familiar and...

Cordova Electric Cooperative and CoBank donate to four local organizations

Four local organizations each received $5,000 in funding from the Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) and CoBank last month. The award recipients were the Cordova...

Brief: October declared Pedestrian Safety Month

With diminished sunlight as winter nears, the state of Alaska has declared October as Pedestrian Safety Month in an effort to decrease the number...
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