The fair averages 300,000 visitors each year, according to CEO Jerome Hertel. That’s about 40% of the state’s population — more than turn out to vote some years.
Alaska and 12 other states sued the Biden administration in March, arguing the pause on leases bypassed the public process when they hit pause on the sales.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Wednesday that he had ordered that the WWAMI medical education program and 17 other programs be funded.
The news comes as health officials continue to warn that Alaska’s hospital capacity is more stressed than it has been the entire pandemic.
The total number of infections now is under half of the total cases reported in the state’s corrections system earlier this month.
Brettschneider says defining “termination dust” is important for building a historical record, like we have for green-up.
Several local doctors wrote in letters to the editor last week that the mayor’s comments undermine steps they’ve been taking to fight the pandemic.
Cook Inlet has some of the warmest measured streams in Alaska. Temperatures are expected to climb as climate change accelerates, which isn’t good for the salmon that traffic those areas.
Operations that might be put off include vascular surgery for a heart bypass, cancerous tumor removal or joint replacement.
Committee members said they don’t want to draw more than is outlined under a law that limits how much the state spends in permanent fund earnings each year.