Alaska Legislature confirms Public Safety commissioner

Enviroment 04/17/19, 21:18

A divided Alaska Legislature on Wednesday confirmed Amanda Price to lead the Department of Public Safety as she fended off allegations of absenteeism in a prior job.Supporters of Price cast her as fiery and outspoken and the victim of a "witch hunt." Critics cited concern with what they said were ...

Alaska state hold music project put on hold

Entertainment 04/02/19, 20:07

The state has put songs from the Grammy award-winning band Portugal. The Man and four other artists with Alaska ties on hold.A project to replace the sleepy hold music for state office lines with songs by Alaska artists drew widespread attention when it was announced in November. But Matt Shuckerow, ...

Tlingit Code Talkers feted in Alaska for World War II role

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:19

Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades.Now, Bean and four other long-deceased Alaska Natives are being hailed in their home state this month for their lifesaving efforts as servicemen.During World War II, they made good ...

State officials propose elder-care facility rate increases

Health 03/05/19, 21:38

State officials are proposing rate increases of between 40 percent and nearly 140 percent for residents of Alaska's state-supported elder-care facilities, according to health department documents.Clinton Lasley, director of the division overseeing the state's Pioneer Homes, said in an interview that to cover proposed budget cuts, the homes are looking ...

Alaska Native summit to bring fluent speakers together

U.S. 11/09/18, 17:16

An upcoming summit will bring together the last remaining speakers of three indigenous languages of Alaska, organizers said Friday.Nearly 70 speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian are expected to attend the three-day event in Juneau that begins Nov. 13, according to Sealaska Heritage Institute officials. The institute has counted 133 ...

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