Alaskans’ annual reward is here: $878 simply for living in the state.
State officials on Tuesday announced this year’s payout from Alaska’s oil savings account.
The dividends are handed out annually to all men, women and children who have lived in Alaska for at least one calendar year.
This year’s amount is significantly less than last year’s dividend of $1,174, which was the smallest since 2006. The payout will be distributed Oct. 4.
Alaska has no state income tax, but residents must pay federal taxes on the bounty. What they do with the rest is up to them.
- Kindred Post owner Christy Namee Eriksen, her staff and other community members whittled 250 entries down to 10 winners, with a priority on artists who've been social marginalized. Their work will be sold in a run of 1,000 postcards in October.
- Researches from the University of Washington used 80 years of data to figure out how much warming fish could withstand. They discovered fish in the tropics are already living in water at the upper end of their threshold.
- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday that it is opening king salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska, beginning Oct. 1.
- Security consultants say they discovered an unsecured online database with information on nearly 600,000 Alaska voters last week.