My Turn: Road economics make sense

...cannot be diverted for other purposes. How many times must it be said: Building roads does not steal money from social services or teacher salaries. If we don't use these funds, they will revert to the federal government for use by other states...
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...Republican and the Republicans control the Senate; he is in the majority party. He will chair the Senate Health and Social Services Committee.In the House, Ketchikan and District 36 elected Dan Ortiz to a term in the Nov. 4 election. Dan is...
Food bank 101

...people are giving but the demand is still there."SEAFB got its start in the late 1980s to early '90s when several social service agencies were competing to approach stores for food items to give to people in need. Instead of continuing to compete...
CCS facing budget crisis

Juneau is in danger of seeing social services cut as Catholic Community Services struggles with stagnant funding and increasing costs. The service organization has been around...
My Turn: Legislatiave wish list to help the disabled

...thread is an individual needing assistance from the state because of their disability.The Department of Health and Social Services has an obligation by law to investigate complaints of Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries. DHSS also has the...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...incidence of smoking, particularly youth," Assemblywoman Member Kate Troll said. She asked Cox if there was a social service recommendation.Cox told the committee that increasing taxes would curb smoking among adults and youth, citing her...
Egan to caucus with minority

...Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla (Chair); Gardner? Transportation Committee: Dennis Egan, D-Juneau? Health and Social Services Committee: Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage? Labor and Commerce Committee: Ellis? Community and Regional Affairs Committee...
State | Local
Testing shows no radiation in Cook Inlet

...organization's website. In addition, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health and Social Services announced in 2014 that the two organizations' tests of Alaska's seafood have shown the product to be safe to consume...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla (Chair)? Education Committee: Wes Keller, R-Wasilla (Chair)? Health and Social Services Committee: Paul Seaton, R-Homer (Chair)? Transportation Committee: Neal Foster, D-Nome (Co-Chair...
Mental health center opens in Fairbanks

...chronologically, but we came to a point where we had to be on our own," Young said.The state Department of Health and Social Services last spring offered a $100,000 grant to help hire a full-time director and cover operating expenses.The clubhouse...


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