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.
Napakiak’s existing school is within 64 feet of an eroding riverbank.
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.
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.
Home test kit results aren’t necessarily captured in state pandemic data, which impacts other public health systems officials have been using to manage the pandemic.
For now, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it should have a decision made within a couple of weeks as to when marine highway service will return to Haines and Skagway in 2022.
Lawmakers spent a record amount of time at the capitol this year trying to agree on a budget.
Meyer’s announcement came at the end of a news conference in which he and Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced they would introduce a catch-all election bill which they say is aimed at improving transparency and confidence in the election process.
Galvin said she will run as an independent interested in joining a multiparty coalition.