Alaska legislators would move from having the 12th-highest salaries to the ninth-highest. But the overall amount they are paid would likely go down, compared to what they’ve received over the past 12 years.
Superintendent Deena Bishop said any missed days of school due to staff shortages would be made up throughout the semester.
Walton’s resignation caps a four-month tenure. In his time on the board, Walton attended one work session in Anchorage.
Extreme winds and cold temperatures have affected the areas. At one point over the weekend, 20,000 households in Mat-Su lost power.
Anchorage emergency management officials say Girdwood’s Ruane Road, which is the only road to the area’s water utility facility, was damaged by the storm as were the Loveland and Echo Ridge Roads.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Alaska, and state health officials say the highly transmissible omicron variant is likely behind the increase.
The heavy winds in Southcentral Alaska have flipped small planes and overturned semitrucks.
A Fairbanks woman said on social media that she found the child near her home on Friday and that a note left with the baby said the parents had named him Teshawn.
A delayed shipment of tens of thousands of rapid at-home COVID tests has arrived in Anchorage, and city officials say they’re racing to distribute them to sites around town before New Year’s.
The double whammy affects all domestic airlines, but Alaska Airlines is among the hardest hit, due to heavy snow in Seattle, its hub.