The Basic Homeless Assistance Program grant, which provides up to $6 million a year to emergency shelters and transitional housing programs across Alaska, has been cut from Gov. Walker’s budget.
The group supported all but the moose proposal, which would reauthorize the option for a cow moose hunt in Units 22C and 22D.
Amid discussions of the still-forming city marijuana laws, the Nome City Council also approved an electricity rate hike and operating budget for the city utility.
If you missed the Walker and Mallott Inaugural Parade in Nome, listen to coverage here!
Arnold has been interim superintendent since his predecessor resigned in December; he came to Nome in July as the district’s director of human resources and special programs.
An audit for 2013 finds the accounting practices for the city’s utility are sound, but operating at a loss that could lead to debt struggles down the road if changes aren’t made.
Nome hosted a unique performance this week when Kira Eckenweiler, an opera student at the University of Alaska Anchorage, shared her talent with a local audience.
Nome Schools Interim Superintendent Shawn Arnold says for educators in Alaska, 2015 has been called the “triad year”—with three major state-wide updates soon to be implemented: new instructional standards, new educator evaluations, and new state assessments.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
Gilbert Olanna, 31, already faced one charge of first degree murder. The grand jury indictment means he faces two additional charges of second degree murder in the death of Esther Lincoln.