Bartlett Regional Hospital could lose millions in federal reimbursements under the Republican bill coming up to vote in the House of Representatives. It would roll back subsidies for most people and push more health costs to the state of Alaska which has the highest health care costs in the nation.
Volunteer shortage causes warming center to shut down until the Salvation Army finds people willing to help supervise the shelter overnight. The emergency center had opened after the city condemned the historic Bergmann Hotel and displaced its tenants.
Separate from the sales tax exemption, the Juneau Assembly had its first reading on an ordinance to earmark sales tax revenue to keep paying lawyers retained to fight the cruise industry’s lawsuit against the city.