This coming Monday at 7 on KTOO Dr. Elaine Schroeder will be back with her live show, Mind Over Matter . This week’s program will focus on the controversial issue of incarceration and mental illness and will feature Bartlett Hospital psychiatrist, Dr. John Pappenheim. So tune in this Monday to KTOO from 7 to 8 pm for a stimulating hour of discussion on changing the paradigm of how we treat mentally ill offenders.
- 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.
- Things are not looking good for Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post. Trooper Director Col. James Cockrell intends to reassign Haines’ one trooper position to Bethel. The decision isn’t final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week.