Alaskans enter the raffle by donating part of their permanent fund dividend.
The point-in-time count measures both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness. It can also be a chance for people to access services for the first time.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed keeping the base student allocation at $5,960 next year. The Alaska Association of School Boards is calling for an increase of at least $860.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget did not include an increase to the base student allocation, though he acknowledged “inflationary issues that need to be addressed.”
In this newscast: A small, vacant lot in downtown Juneau is at the center of a dispute between the state of Alaska and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Families are stuck in Canada after the Marine Highway System pulled the Matanuska from service.
The state of Alaska is challenging the federal government’s decision on the lot, saying it “undermines key terms” of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act by creating a reservation.
The Gold Creek Child Development Center and the Aurora Lights Childcare Center were two of only a handful of childcare centers in Juneau that accepted kids under 16 months old.
In this newscast: Rising trash disposal costs are putting the future of Juneau’s community cleanup project at risk Beavers are moving into the Arctic, changing streams and accelerating climate change
This is the first year services will be offered in-person since the pandemic began. Events will be held in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and — for the first time this year — Bethel.
In this newscast: An apartment building for legislators and staff could help address challenges they face when finding housing in Juneau A lawsuit could shut down commercial salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska