State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention

...prohibit disposing of any burning material, including fireworks, on any forested lands.As an added reminder, many local government agencies including the Mat-Su, and Kenai Peninsula boroughs, the Municipality of Anchorage and others aggressively...
Survey: Housing still top local issue

...wage and employment growth, but with an overall decline in government jobs - about 200 federal, 75 state and 259 local government jobs.While the public sector declines, the private sector showed an increase in the long term. Both sectors showed...
Southeast lands $6.7M in PILT payments

...that, and the rest of Southeast Alaska will split about $4.8 million.The PILT program is designed to reimburse local governments for the lost property tax value from tax-exempt, federally-owned property within their jurisdiction. As a whole...
Kenai assembly considers vote-by-mail elections

...Requiring an election board for each precinct for local governments that want to hold by-mail or electronic elections...elections," Micciche said.Micciche said he thinks local governments that chose to hold by-mail elections in Alaska...
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...Alaskans, and landing tax revenues for the state and local governments. As I write this, there are hundreds of family-owned...from the fish landing taxes paid by processors to local governments and the state. Seafood processors go to great lengths...
My Turn: Social Security needs 'common sense' update

...Social Security benefits for people who have worked part of their career in "non-covered" jobs often state or local government or other civil service jobs. These reductions were put into place by an antiquated law but are still punishing people...
Fairbanks assembly considers changes to truancy policy

...concerns about the cost of the program. Kassel said he believes it will cost less. Others were concerned about the local government getting involved in issuing citations.School District Interim Assistant Superintendent Karen Gaborik also provided...
Historic preservation grants now available

...stabilizing or planning for preserving historic buildings and structures. Individuals, businesses, corporations, local governments and state agencies owning properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places can apply. Additional eligibility...
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...regional environmental organizations. Assemblywoman Kate Troll is an alternate and would represent federal, state and local governments.The first meeting will take place the week of July 21 in Southeast Alaska. A specific time, date and place will...
Assembly increases appeal fee by $250

...forward with an appeal," she said. "I think we're just making it more difficult for people to interact with local government."Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl said he was "torn" about raising the cost to appeal Assembly decisions. Although he...


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