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Federal rescue package complicates annual Alaska Permanent Fund dividend debate

Apr 7, 2021

How much will Alaskans receive in permanent fund dividends this year? As the Legislature works its way through the annual budget process, the answer to that question is once again unclear. A new factor shaping the debate this year is the large amount of federal money coming into the state

PFD applications must be filed online or postmarked by March 31st, Monday.

In Unalaska, city managers work to protect eagle nests... and to protect people who get attacked for inadvertently coming too close.

UAA is hosting a town hall meeting on "Journalism in the Digital Age," facilitated by Atwood Chair of Journalism Mark Trahant.  

Legislators have been inundated with phone calls, e-mails, letters and petitions over the Governor's bill aimed at streamlined permitting, but that critics say gives the state too much authority and leaves the public out of the process.

The Board of Fish has okayed dip-net fishing on the Kuskokwim River to allow fishermen to release King salmon live back into the river and help boost their population.

March 31 is the deadline for enrollment in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and for Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend applications.