The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announced that new member, Baxter Senior Living, will be breaking ground on their new construction project at 4308 Baxter Road at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
A landmark piece of legislation to empower local pharmacies in Alaska was signed into law by Alaska Governor Bill Walker during a ceremony at a small pharmacy in Juneau.
Governor Bill Walker signed House Bill 79 in Fairbanks. The legislation makes efficiencies in Alaska’s workers’ compensation system that will reduce administrative costs. It will also help combat worker misclassification by establishing a clear statutory definition of “independent contractor.” In addition, the bill creates an interim legislative workers’ compensation working group tasked with reviewing the workers’ compensation system.
The Alaska Association for Personal Care Supports (AAPCS) announced that its board has taken another step to formalize and support their membership and partners with the hiring of a part-time Executive Director.
Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 105 at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s meeting at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. Supporters of the omnibus health bill gathered to watch its sponsors – including Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, Rep. Geran Tarr, and Sen. David Wilson – speak to the bill’s merits, and watch it become Alaska’s newest law. Three different pieces of legislation were combined before passage to create a bill offers a range of good changes related to health care in Alaska.
Approximately 150 community members joined together to launch a public fundraising campaign July 26 to build a new space for Alaska CARES, the state’s largest evaluation center for children experiencing physical and sexual abuse.
A team led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher will work with community members to test ways to promote healthy eating and active play, focusing on 3– to 5-year-old Alaska Native children.