Premera to invest $50 million in health initiatives in Alaska

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:50

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is planning a multimillion-dollar investment into Alaska’s mental health and rural health care service.

This rodent has a lot to say about climate change

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 21:45
Warming temperatures may force a move for Alaska’s hoary marmot, lecturer says

Warming temperatures may force a move for Alaska’s hoary marmot, lecturer says.

Bill would add flexibility for disability services

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:43

Advocates are pushing for a bill that would give people with disabilities more say in state services.

State applies for Medicaid innovation project

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:25

The state is moving forward with a plan to reorganize Medicaid services for certain individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

Dunleavy makes rounds on peninsula in bid for governor

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 21:25

Former state Senator Mike Dunleavy is out touring the state, rounding up support for his gubernatorial bid.

Legislature considering bill to crack down on derelict vessels

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:22

Harbormasters and state officials are looking for a little more authority to regulate junk boats around Alaska.

Local students champion gun-control bill in Legislature

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:31
TMHS senior, among those supporting measure, says metal detectors are ‘security theater’

Juneau high school students and dozens of other Alaskans offered two hours of impassioned testimony Wednesday afternoon on the first gun-control proposal considered by the Alaska Legislature since a mass shooting killed 17 people and injured 14 more at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day.

2 challenge Young for House seat

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:36

Two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring so far to claim the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).

JAHC: We ‘let the entire community down’ at Wearable Arts Show

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:56
Statement comes after more than 100 people show up at JAHC meeting to talk about cultural appropriation

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Board issued an apology Thursday afternoon to all involved in the fallout from running a piece that some found offensive in this past weekend’s Wearable Arts Show. The statement came after more than 100 people showed up at the body’s regular board meeting Wednesday night.

University of Alaska president says he is proud and confident yet concerned about system

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:55
Jim Johnsen delivers annual State of the University address in Anchorage, urges Alaskans to lobby Legislature

In the past three years, the university has seen its budget slashed.