PFD amount to be announced Monday

Gov. Bill Walker will announce the amount of the 2015 Permanent Fund Dividend at 10 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.The dividend, which last year was $1,884, will be...
Season's first snow leaves dusting in capital, powder elsewhere

...International Airport.Measurements show Juneau at the southern edge of a band of snowfall that dropped the first measurable amounts of frozen precipitation on the capital city. While the weekend's snow total was measurable, it wasn't much - in most...
Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...forest fire control.The fires have also sent enormous amounts of greenhouse-gas emissions into the air. Much of the...lost were peatland, which stores a particularly large amount of carbon.Research by the Center for International Forestry...
Nation and World
Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...the time, began researching the costs of lap band bariatric surgery, a procedure that causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food a person's stomach can hold.Her insurance didn't cover the procedure, so she was looking to finance the surgery...
When refugees arrive in US, here's what they can expect eligible for temporary assistance for needy families, a welfare program in which state rules govern eligibility and the amount of money families receive, for up to five years. Immigrants without children or otherwise not eligible for the temporary assistance...
Nation and World
Juneau judge tries again for Alaska Supreme Court

...courtroom."It's intimidating to put yourself out there," Pallenberg said of the experience."There's always some amount of trepidation when you put your name out there and ask people what they really think," Botstein said.In addition to the...
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...otherwise our efforts to grow and diversify the economy will continue to be undercut. Yes, there comes a point where a certain amount of government is essential for economic growth. We are at that point in Juneau. If sustained cuts to education, the ferry...
Schools in jeopardy

...changes the parameters for school funding, it could be among 55 schools that disappear.The State of Alaska provides a base amount of funding for schools with an enrollment of at least 10. Last year, 19 students were enrolled at Twin Hills School, a number...
State | Local | AK legislature
As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

...failing. If anything, they are an opportunity to build better and expand our collective compassion. Posts that more or less amount to, 'if you care about this, but didn't post about (insert tragedy here), I'm judging you' help nothing and heal...
Nation and World
UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...explained by the water temperature. But the salt to freshwater migration is best explained by both salmon migration and the amount of water moving through the creek. This study will allow for understanding of when we can expect dolly varden to migrate in...


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