Proposition 2 will legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana for adults. Proponents say it will lower conviction rates and raise money for the state. Opponents say it will cause more crime and will cost the state more than it could raise.
There are dozens of arguments for both sides of this bill. In July, there was a recorded debate between an advocate of proposition two and an opponent.
Wednesday was a very warm day across much of Southwest Alaska and 3 daily record highs were set. The high temperature in King Salmon was 80 degrees on Wednesday. That edges out the previous daily high temperature of 79-degrees set back in 2002.
The University of Alaska is trying a new program aimed at bringing students from the Lower 48 with family ties in Alaska to head north.
This fall will see the beginning of a new two year program called “Come Home to Alaska.” Out of state students applying to the University of Alaska will be able to pay in state tuition if they have parents or grandparents that are residents of the state. This program would save an out of state student over $13,000 for 30 undergraduate credits per year.
August is National immunization Awareness Month. State public health centers, the Municipality of Anchorage and Maniilaq Association will waive all immunization administration fees for state-provided vaccines during the month.
National Immunization Awareness Month is an attempt to focus on the value of immunization during a life time while celebrating the achievements of immunization programs.
Acting Chief of the Section of Public of Health Nursing for the State of Alaska Linda Worman says there are several groups of people that qualify for the waivers.
Senator Lisa Murkowski met this week with the United States’ first Special Representative to the Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp. Murkowski and Papp spoke about his priorities in the Arctic.
Admiral Papp started his Coast Guard career 40 years ago in Adak. He admitted that his knowledge of Alaska was limited. However, Papp said whenever he visited he would meet the people in the towns he stayed in to learn more. He said in the last four year he has visited Alaska to learn the culture of Alaska and learn as much as he can.
A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the Bristol Bay region this week to discuss a seldom used program focused specifically on helping small businesses overcome challenges. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.
The National Park Service has just released this year’s group of historic preservation grants. The funds are used by a variety of Native Americans for preserving physical sites as well as culture. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the grants as well as an Alaska village making use of one.