It would be difficult to pass the bills in the remaining hours of the legislative session. If they don’t pass, legislators say they will try again next year.
The state’s health department recommends all Alaskans carry naloxone, a drug that can rapidly reverse an overdose.
Alaska relies heavily on health care workers who come from outside of the state and are less likely to stay. As a result, Alaska has some of the most expensive health care in the nation.
Nearly 300 Alaskans died of opioid overdoses last year, and most of those deaths involved fentanyl.
Advocates are hosting a donor drive to connect an Anchorage 6-year-old in need of a stem cell transplant with a matching donor.
Nearly 250 Alaskans died of drug overdoses last year. Six of every ten drug overdoses in Alaska involved fentanyl.
City officials acknowledge that there are still high rates of COVID-19 in Juneau, but the change indicates that it’s no longer being treated as an emergency.
In this newscast: A Juneau mental health organization is helping people formerly involved in the justice system get housing; Juneau’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center is closing down at the end of April—here’s how you can access services; Alaska authorities have seized thousands of fentalnyl-laced pills and other drugs this week in a series of busts…
Tracey Dompeling will take over in the lead role from interim officer Karen Forrest on June 20.
Images released with the report show flooding and damaged infrastructure at Alaska military installations, though the details are classified.