The first of two panels dedicated to public safety in Alaska Native communities was preceded by remarks from U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan, introduced by AFN President Julie Kitka.
AFN President Julie Kitka made wide-ranging remarks touching on climate change, public safety, partnership opportunities with the U.S. military and the convention theme of “Good Government, Alaskan Driven.”
“Good government is governance that meets the needs of the people,” Kitka said, adding later, “Good government is all of us.”
Dunleavy said he has been listening to what people have been saying and plans to incorporate their comments into his next budget. He said the Department of Public Safety plans to add 35 troopers in the coming years.
“At the Census Bureau we have a couple of rules. We can’t do anything where we compromise someone’s identity on any of the survey information that we collect,” Davis said. “So everything is protected under Title 13 and 26, so everybody becomes a statistic to us.”
“We put a lot of value on our employees and, as an organization, we put a lot of value on the relationships we create with our customers,” he added.
Matherly said individual council members have approached him to say they had thoughts about implementing a sales tax or increasing the marijuana tax, but these revenue ideas have not been brought before the council.
“It sounds like the owner is very aware of the public’s opinion, and the awareness that this has brought to the situation is kind of neat. I think, in the end, a really good thing is going to happen for this goat.”
This particular cornbread is soft and fluffy, more moist and cake-like than a crumbly cornbread. It was well received at my house, especially the caramelized onions bits that browned nicely in melted butter in the skillet.
“As of today, our facilities are operating at 97% maximum capacity, and we have seen a 5% increase to our total population since July. We anticipate that this trend is going to continue. This decision will increase the safety of our institutions by reducing the immediate burden statewide,” Dahlstrom said during a 4:15 p.m. teleconference.
New pavement on the Johansen Expressway bike path, sidewalk extensions in South Fairbanks, new crosswalks and a revamping of an intersection known as “Dysfunction Junction” are on a list of $9.5 million worth of transportation projects planned for construction in the Fairbanks area in 2020.
Public comment is open on the proposed changes to English/language arts and social studies, which were posted for review Friday on the district’s website. Career technical education courses, meanwhile, are still in discussions.
Booths filled with T-shirts, jewelry and pamphlets were set up on the upper floor, while circular tables filled the floor space below with room for people to sit and watch the stage.
Sergeant Nate Werner gave the presentation, displaying different types of less lethal weapons used by FPD. These include different projectile launchers, Tasers, gas-releasing canisters, less lethal shotguns and “super socks.”
“Our goal is restoration of lives and stabilization and helping people rejoin the community as contributing members. So often, in our addictions, we take from the community and the hallmark of being a healthy person is being able to give back,” Brado said.
“It’s not any bicycle with a motor, it’s a low-speed electric bicycle, which means the motor has to be under 750 watts which is 1 horsepower,” Hitchcock said. “E-bikes are really just an assisted technology. We don’t think there are a lot of people hankering to go all 92 miles of the road.”
Ecologist, professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the 2019 recipient of the Volvo Environment Prize, Chapin has built a long and varied career on his study of the Earth’s ecosystems. A true lover of the outdoors, he said a lot of the thinking he does for science happens when he’s out skiing, walking, hiking or the like.
“We were successful in raising about a third of our goal for the furnace — which is pretty amazing for our little town — in one night,” said Esther Smith of the Friends of the Library board.
he event, which emphasizes materials and items made or produced in Alaska, features demonstrations, workshops, a crafter’s circle and 30 vendors offering handmade goods, fiber art tools and seemingly every type of fiber under the sun.
Newtok has been in the process of planning for relocation for years. Located on the banks of Ningliq River, erosion has wreaked havoc on several of the homes closest to the disappearing shoreline.
Wilson notes in her letter she supports the ICWA’s protections of “the Indian family” over the years, but criticizes the fact that those protections aren’t expanded to all children.
In a major milestone for the borough-owned utility, the 5.25-million gallon tank will begin taking gas — trucked in liquid form from Point MacKenzie — in late November, the IGU announced earlier this week.
The building, however, wasn’t easy. Ludwig said that trails typically take one or two years — the Mastodon Trail, construction on which began in 2013, took the longest to complete of any that the office has renovated.
On Jan. 10, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., released “Wastebook: PORKémon Go,” a list of 50 examples of what he deemed “questionable expenditures” by the U.S. government.