The Anchorage Assembly approved Tuesday night a measure that gives immunity to sex workers who tell police when more serious crimes have occurred. When the ordinance was first introduced it drew support from advocates, as well as several women who…
Oprah Winfrey and some of her friends will be cruising through Alaska next month. Forbes reports that the seven-day Holland America cruise “Share the Adventure” departs from Seattle on July 15 on July 15. The 2,104-passenger ship will visit Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka and other Alaskan sites.
The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska’s senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski.
One-quarter of Alaska’s population currently is covered by Medicaid.
Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city’s sales tax. The companies insist it’s the drivers’ responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.