U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is holding a forum next week on the impacts of the federal health care law.
Murkowski says good health care should be more accessible for Alaskans but she says this law isn’t the answer for providing that.
Her office cites a report, by an insurance company, that found the law would impose more than $340 million in new taxes on Alaskans. Her office says the full impacts of the law are still being calculated.
A release announcing the event says a doctor, real estate agent and small business owner have been invited to speak about the “economic drawbacks” of the law on their work.
The forum is scheduled for Wednesday in Anchorage.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
- Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.
- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.