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For years, students in the Yupiit School District in Southwest Alaska were following an unofficial subsistence calendar. This meant that they just wouldn’t show up to classes during bird hunting season in the spring and moose hunting season in the fall. But now, thanks to a shift to a...
President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s request for a federal disaster declaration in response to the historic storm that devastated many Western Alaska coastal communities last weekend. That makes federal funding available to Alaskans impacted by the storm, as well as money available to state, tribal, and...
‘This did not happen overnight’: Anchorage schools superintendent says a variety of factors created $68M budget shortfall
The Anchorage School Board outlined its projected budget shortfall for the Anchorage Assembly on Friday. “The district is facing a budget shortfall of approximately $68 million going into the next fiscal year,” Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt told Assembly members. “This did not happen overnight. Over numerous years, a variety of factors have contributed to the situation.”
The Forest Service is planning to build a slate of new recreation cabins in high-demand areas of the Chugach and Tongass national forests, the service announced last week. Money for the project comes from the federal infrastructure bill, passed by Congress last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it’s sending over $37 million to national forests so they can build up their infrastructure, like campgrounds and cabins.