FAIRBANKS (AP) - The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that Alaskans must live in the state for six straight months to qualify for allowable absences to receive the annual oil dividend payments given to permanent residents.
In Mandarin, the characters for "America" directly translate to "beautiful country." I never fully appreciated what so many Americans take for granted, access to federally protected open land, until I lived abroad in China.
Alaska is on an unsustainable financial track if it doesn't adjust its spending and liabilities.
The unfunded pension liability for public employees and teachers' retirement systems in particular stands at $12 billion.
More lifetime holiday memories were made this year as the day after Thanksgiving, known across the nation as “Black Friday,” but on the Peninsula known as “Christmas Comes to Kenai” provided a ... Read More