“The current situation is too grave, and the needs of Alaskans too great in the present emergency, for the court to stand in the way of the distribution of these federal funds to those who need them,” wrote Judge Pallenberg.
Whoever gets the job will be tasked with navigating the University of Alaska system through continued financial turmoil—brought on by continued funding cuts handed down by Gov. Mike Dunleavy as well as the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic—all while trying to mend infighting in the university system.
‘Continuing to sequester services downtown will not bring about change in Midtown. Homelessness services need to be integrated into our community so that individuals can utilize public transit for jobs, access health care and look for more permanent housing.’
The judge says an order on the whether to put a halt to the expanded portion of the state-run COVID-19 business relief program will be out by tomorrow.
Every statewide Republican on the ballot is underwater with their approval rating, but it’s looking really bad for the one Republican not on the ballot this year.
Without significant fixes to the state-run relief program, Alaska could find itself returning as much as $200 million to the feds while Alaska businesses are left out in the cold.
The state agency responsible for workplace safety across Alaska was not consulted about reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The state needs to step up, says one legislator.
Alaska Native tribes have an opportunity to own part of the airwaves on their land, but they’ll have to act fast before they go to auction.
The list has been pared down to three businesses since last week.