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My Turn: Veterans care is improving in Alaska

...backlog in the Lower 48 just like we have in Alaska.? Steve Sweet is a retired Veterans Affairs employee and also retired from the National Guards. He is a volunteer for the Alaska Democratic Party and resides in the Mat-Su Borough.
Mat-Su's 'dog publicist' uses Internet to save furry lives

ANCHORAGE - At the Mat-Su Borough Animal Care Facility on Sunday morning, Rachel Reese set up two portable lights, unzipped a canvas bag crammed with animal-sized...
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...update on SB28, a measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.Maisch attended a Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday evening in which the group approved a resolution in support of the bills and establishing the...
Board takes steps to aid Mat-Su salmon

...testimony said culverts, pike, shore erosion and other habitat problems have diminished Mat-Su salmon returns.Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman Jim Colver praised the board after the vote and called it historic."We will look back on this action to...
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Coaches come to Juneau to fight domestic violence

...evidenced by Tuesday's conference. Coaches came from as far away as Barrow, Nome, Unalaska, Dillingham, the Mat-Su Borough, Cordova, Anchorage and Fairbanks. They also came from communities closer to home: Skagway, Ketchikan, Craig...
Mat-Su Borough considers tall tower regulations

ANCHORAGE - A month after a nearly 200-foot communications tower fell near Willow, a Matanuska-Susitna Borough committee is preparing to recommend new regulations for oversight of tall towers.
Alaska Editorial: To Change violence numbers, we need to change lives

...human relations in Alaska that this week's report on the frequency of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Mat-Su Borough came as no surprise. That's because Mat-Su's numbers weren't that different from those in other regions in Alaska...
Mat-Su Borough rejects $2M offer for idled ferry

ANCHORAGE - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has rejected a $2 million offer for its idled ferry. The Anchorage Daily News ( reports an Abu Dhabi shipping company made the offer.
Mat-Su Borough rejects $2 million offer for idled ferry

ANCHORAGE - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received a $2 million offer for an unused ferry that's racking up monthly maintenance costs, but the borough manager says the municipality needs a higher offer to cover a grant that must be repaid to the federal government.The borough has turned down the $2 million offer for the ferry from Abu Dhabi Mar LLC, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The borough is on the hook for $6 million to the Federal Transit Administration if the $78 million catamaran Susitna is not used for municipal public transportation.
98 positions lost in Juneau schools since 2011

...teachers or teacher assistants. Kodiak Island Borough School District lost 58 positions; 36 were teachers. The Mat-Su Borough School District lost 114 positions; 65 were teachers. Of the 98 positions lost in the Juneau Borough School District...


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