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Public support for the Alaska Permanent Fund has deepened in the past generation, despite the prospect of raising taxes.
February 14, 2018
“Over the last half-dozen years every one of our federal and state funding lines has been cut back,” according to Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Mike West.
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska didn’t cause major damage but the local response underscores some important lessons in emergency preparedness.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
States need to be smart and strategic when purchasing connected devices, according to Alaska's chief procurement officer.
, Special to Route Fifty
October 25, 2017
Some states are taking the war on opioids into veterinarians’ offices, aiming to prevent people who are addicted to opioids from using their pets to procure drugs for their own use.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
August 23, 2017
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Connecticut’s schools face major budget heartburn; Airbnb bookings for eclipse have extra benefit for Wyoming; and it’s City Hall Selfie Day!
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Missouri still refers to Asian Americans as 'Oriental'; Election Integrity vice chair's credibility questioned; no more parties in Miami Beach . . . after 2 a.m.?
Rod Rosenstein said previous Justice Department policy remains in place—for now.
If the conditions are right, snow and ice can rip a path of destruction in Juneau, Alaska. This spring, Route Fifty explored an avalanche that came down Mount Juneau, which could have hit a neighborhood if circumstances were different.
Starting in Alaska and heading to the Lower 48, Route Fifty will feature locations that tell interesting stories about the dangers and disasters that our communities face.
“We are so much alike in our issues. We have an understanding, and an empathy,” according to the mayor of Nome, Alaska.
, Special to Route Fifty
May 14, 2017
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Another Confederate statue comes down in New Orleans; Vermont lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana; and Chris Christie’s controversial N.J. State House renovations.
Near Mile 109 along the Seward Highway, watch out for people carrying water jugs running across the road.
How a planned community hub and garden is envisioned to help strengthen one of the nation’s most diverse neighborhoods.
PHOTOS: The devastating Good Friday Earthquake nearly wiped this spot off the map in 1964. But not everything.
Alaska is huge and a picture is worth a thousand words.
With his state on shaky fiscal ground, Gov. Bill Walker is trying to thaw the ice as deadlocked legislative leaders try to resolve their differences and find a way to generate new revenue.
In Juneau, garbage management has to take hungry animals into account.
PHOTOS: This historic—and stunningly beautiful—mountain route put Alaska’s capital city on the map.
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