Some highlights of the legislation include giving patients the ability to refuse opioids for any reason while in medical care, limiting an initial prescription of opioids to a seven-day supply for outpatient use, and requiring further education for medical providers on the topics of pain management and opioid addiction.
Water and sewer infrastructure in rural Alaska will soon be under review by a new state advisory committee. House Bill 209, sponsored by Nome Representative Neal Foster, was signed into law on July 28th.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed more than port development last week. One of the biggest topics was Unalakleet’s water crisis.
To receive state funding, Alaska schools must have a minimum of 10 students. But some lawmakers are looking at raising the number to 20 or 25.
Those over age 70 1/2 who may wish to donate to KNOM in the last few days of 2014 directly from their IRA now have an extra incentive to do so: special tax deductions.
In Friday’s news; Elected leaders in Stebbins are organizing development priorities for federal assistance funds connected with November storms; Legislation challenging Parnell’s Medicaid decision is filed;…
This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 10:00am), we’re talking about the state’s oil taxes. Governor Parnell’s bill lowering the state’s oil taxes…
Do Alaska Native corporations share enough information with you – the shareholder? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 17, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska…
A low front from Siberia brings strong winds, high water, and rain to the Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound; a Navy SEAL with Aniak roots publishes a book about his experiences in the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden; initial drill results at a graphite deposit 40 miles north of Nome could be “one of the most significant” graphite resources in the world; U.S. Senator Mark Begich to introduce legislation creating a national seafood marketing effort; NOAA charges American Seafoods with 39 violations of Magnuson-Stevens Act for fish fraud; Alaska State Museum seeks entries for biennial exhibition on Alaskan photography
Nome Planning Commission takes heat from offshore miners over proposed mining permit; 60 new DNR permits issued for state waters offshore of Nome; Gov. Parnell to sign legislation providing more than $50 million in additional funding for K-12 education; Nenana Ice Classic tripod stopped clock on winner’s 55th birthday.