Declining oil production and uncertainty in the Alaska legislature could both adversely affect Nome Schools’ budget, its superintendent says.
With Alaska’s deficit nearing $4 billion, Foster says cuts are coming and they’ll have major repercussions for the Bering Strait Region.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed more than port development last week. One of the biggest topics was Unalakleet’s water crisis.
Now valued at more than $50 billion, the annual PFD payout is based on an average of the interest earned on the fund’s past five years of investments.
The annual PFD payout is, for many, a holiday unto itself. For communities like Nome, the arrival of PFD checks also means business — and, for emergency responders, vigilance.
Call in Thursday at 10 a.m. to share how you’re using your $1,884 check this year.
That’s more than double last year’s PFD of $900, and estimated to be the third largest PFD on record.
Pick.Click.Give. lets Alaskans make charitable donations from their PFD, and as of Monday, they’ve collected donation pledges from 26,000 Alaskans.
In Friday’s news: The Nome Port Commission passes a 5% rate increase to cope with increased harbor use; A tax assistance group sends volunteers to Savoonga…
In Monday’s news: Allen Moore wins the 2014 Yukon Quest; Iditarod Trail Committee begins laying out contingency plans for race’s restart if more snow doesn’t appear;…