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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 6, 2016

Permanent fund application period open until March 31

Alaskans began lining up for their share of the state's wealth Saturday, when the filing period for the Permanent Fund Dividend opened. The filing period opened Jan 1 and will close promptly at...

 

One year after taking office, Gov. Walker looks ahead

Gov. Bill Walker likened his first year in office to moving into a new house that catches fire on move-in day, with low oil prices fueling a massive state budget deficit. But he said his biggest...

 

Medicaid sees 7,700 Alaskans enrolled since September expansion

About 7,700 people have enrolled in an expanded Medicaid program launched by the state on Sept. 1 to cover more lower-income Alaskans, a state health department official said. The agency appears on...

 

News Briefs

More DOT cuts A number of area road maintenance facilities may only open seasonally or shut down completely in the coming years. The move comes as a cost cutting measure to address Alaska's fiscal crisis. The maintenance station on Thompson Pass is...

 

Impressions of a place far from everywhere - even for Alaska

ST. MATTHEW ISLAND - I'm resting on a mattress of tundra plants that are growing more than 200 miles from the nearest Alaska village. While I have snuck away here to my own private ridge top, eight other people, all scientists, are somewhere on this...

 

Legal notices

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION An application for amendment of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.03 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Alaska...

 

Police and Emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 12/21 Snowmachine: A caller contacted VPD regarding snowmachines riding on the East Dike Trail where motorized vehicles...

 

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