Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Alaska's largest provider of group insurance, began offering a medical travel program to all Alaska clients in hopes of curbing massive medical bills.Cutting costsAlaska's high costs for health care are well-known...
Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

...stewardship, as well as to the population of one of Alaska's signature species that can ill afford such killings.Out of all Alaska's big, charismatic animals, the walrus is rivaled only by the polar bear in its vulnerability to a changing environment...
Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed cases in federal court. Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAll veterans affairs staff would be laid off. All Alaska Military Youth Academy staff would be laid off after the current class of cadets graduates in August, and then the program...
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Call for artwork: All Alaska Biennial

...the entry period for the first "All Alaska Biennial," an exhibit's juried exhibitions ("All Alaska Juried Exhibition" and "Earth...Alaska artists in all media. WIth the All Alaska Biennial, artists are encouraged...
Alaska Editorial: An important presidential visit

...of prosperity. Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska might be distant from the Arctic, but the actions taken there affect all Alaska communities, and, therefore, affect this region, too.Ketchikan and Southeast will experience the consequences of...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market laundering."The biggest snag is federal insurance, which puts banks and credit unions under federal control. All Alaska banks are insured with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was created by U.S. Congress. Similarly, the...
JSD expects two years to implement Erin's Law

...Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, introduced Erin's Law legislation in Alaska, and in just two more years, she'll see all Alaska schools educating students about sexual abuse and maltreatment. "The process to get Erin's passed has been challenging...
My Turn: Reflecting on the good and bad on Alaska Flag Day

...needed for statehood and persuaded the Alaska American Legion to hold a contest for its design. The contest was open to all Alaska school children grades 7-12. One of the competition's youngest contestants, 13-year-old Benny Benson, designed...
My Turn: Independent report is a plan for the future

...nation and state. As we prepare ourselves to face the challenges ahead, we will build on our history and engagement with all Alaska communities, increase our emergency management capacity, and prepare for a changing Arctic. I commit to you that the...
My Turn: Oil tax myths

...challenged. This is being played out visibly in conversations regarding oil tax policy.And naturally enough. After all, Alaska's revenues are almost wholly dependent on the price of oil and taxes derived therefrom. But it occurs to me the discussion...


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