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Alaska's high health care costs a reaction to high costs of care and as a way to provide more access to health care, especially for rural residents, spokeswoman Melanie Coon wrote. The company started a trial run of its medical travel program in 2013, and in January expanded the...
Walker downsizes state's Washington office

...Baker said."We fully expect him back within a couple weeks," he said.Walker told Boykin to get some rest, Walker spokeswoman Katie Marquette said.Boykin said he hadn't been off in months and is calling in for things from South Carolina. He declined...
School district reviews AMP results, seeks delay in next test

...district will receive the two student reports from the testing company before they are mailed to families, school district spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff said. For questions regarding individual results the school district has a webpage, and parents can contact...
Alaska appeals abortion funding decision

...deny funding in cases involving fetal anomalies or women dealing with mental illness or addiction.Jessica Cler, Alaska spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, said the group was disappointed that the state was "defending a law that has such...
Police: suicide at end of conference of Alaska Natives

...of Natives conference announced there was a death at the Saturday afternoon closing ceremony.Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad says the person jumped about 3:30 p.m. from the third-floor balcony of the Dena'ina Center. Oistad...
Administration looks at leveraging PFD wealth to pay for budget

...Fund to help spin off funds that could be put toward the state budget. The details haven't been finalized. But a Walker spokeswoman, Grace Jang, says the concept will serve as a major underpinning for Walker's budget plan. The concept, as explained...
Legislators push back on Walker gas plan

...announcement. At the time, ExxonMobil spokeswoman Kim Jordan said, "Now that the governor...governor's intentions. Jordan, the company spokeswoman, said only that the meeting was "constructive...for the state. Jordan, the company spokeswomen, would not verify that, however...
School district predicts enrollment growth

...State of Alaska is cross-checking enrollment numbers from the school district's 20-day count, said school district spokeswomen Pegge Erkeneff. The process likely will be finished by the end of February, she said. Reach Kelly Sullivan at kelly...
Alaska, TransCanada starting new partnership

...said.Both ExxonMobil Corp. and BP are ready to sign, spokeswomen said Tuesday. TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard, by email...parties that he could not discuss publicly.ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Natalie Lowman said there were still "open issues" that...
Legislative discussion turns to state's gas plan, next steps

...with a buyout of TransCanada Corp., but the details of the buyout, such as what happens then, concern him and others.A spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Walker, Katie Marquette, said by email that the administration is continuing to do its best to be responsive...


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