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Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costs

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costsAlaska’s school districts spend a quarter billion dollars just on employee health care. It’s a big number that’s only expected to rise, and there isn’t one obvious solution to keeping costs down.

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On Earth

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On EarthUsing data from a NASA satellite, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) say they have now pinpointed the coldest place on Earth.

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount RequestedAlaska Airlines and some other affected businesses are suing to block the wage, arguing that it conflicts with state and federal laws.

The Mind of a Juneau Chef

The Mind of a Juneau Chef

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Beau Schooler’s pork cut tattoo.

Beau Schooler.

Cook Rachel Barril.

Schooler and Barril talking pork.

Beau Schooler’s “Mis en Place”

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Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell and Dolly Parton

Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell and Dolly Parton

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First Lady Sandy Parnell with a future reader in the foreground.

JPL’s Programs Coordinator Beth Weigel, Sandy Parnell, and some

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‘May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them’

‘May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them’Princess Sophia passengers, including first to summit Denali, remembered in Evergreen Cemetary

Seward getting bronzed

Seward getting bronzedSecretary of State who engineered Russian America purchase will be commemorated

Woosh Kinaadeiyi Poetry Slam

Woosh Kinaadeiyi Poetry SlamSince 2010, poets have been taking the stage at open mics and poetry slams hosted by the Woosh Kinaadeiyi arts non-profit organization.

Stomp for Halibut!

Stomp for Halibut!

 

“Vote for Halibut instead of the folks that are in power,” says this fisherman from Sitka, Alaska who wishes to remain anonymous. Passersby in … more

Be proud Alaska, America thinks we’re underrated

Be proud Alaska, America thinks we’re underratedAmericans also think that Alaska has the worst food and some of the worst sports fans according to a new poll.