Seniors object to Governor Murkowski’s plans to completely eliminate the Longevity Bonus Program. The measure, House Bill 158, is scheduled for teleconferenced hearing on Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 a.m. in the House State Affairs committee.
- One major challenge is simply convincing people that solar works in Alaska -- and that, in fact, Alaska might be ideal solar territory.
- The state has asked the new presidential administration for a waiver to pay more than 80 percent of reinsurance costs.
- The state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday, Feb. 23.
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.