The latest version of the health care bill in the U.S. Senate has a special carve-out to help Alaska’s individual insurance market. The bill, revealed Thursday, would send more than $100 million a year to any state with extra-high premiums. As it’s defined now, that’s only Alaska.
The king run has struggled or at least run late to the frustration of the anglers who line the river’s banks in June and July. Some sportfish operators say they would like to see some changes in the commercial sockeye fishery downstream to help protect the kings.
The trooper used to provide protection for areas of the borough outside the townsite, including the Haines Highway. Now, the Assembly has a solution in sight to cover the gap left behind by the trooper, but voters will have the final say.