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Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Significant Donation to Red Cross of Alaska None 

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Significant Donation to Red Cross of Alaska

At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce “Make It Monday” Forum, Marathon Petroleum Corporation announced a significant new donation to the American Red Cross of Alaska for the construction and delivery of an Alaska-specific next generation Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Receives Prestigious International Recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly Birth Facility None 

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Receives Prestigious International Recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announces that Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) was awarded international recognition as a designated “Baby-Friendly” birth facility.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees Directs $4.8M for Program Related Services None 

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees Directs $4.8M for Program Related Services

During their regular meeting on November 14, 2018, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees directed $4.8M in funds to program related services in Alaska. Trustees approved $1.1M to expand and improve the women’s mental health unit at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center and allocated an additional $3.7M for other program investments supporting Trust beneficiaries.

Alaska USA Foundation Gives $10,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital None 

Alaska USA Foundation Gives $10,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.

US Department of Labor Awards Alaska $3.35 Million to Prepare Alaskans for Work in High-Growth Industries None 

US Department of Labor Awards Alaska $3.35 Million to Prepare Alaskans for Work in High-Growth Industries

The US Department of Labor awarded $3.35 million dollars to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs).

August Employment Down 0.6 Percent From Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.7 Percent None 

August Employment Down 0.6 Percent From Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.7 Percent

August employment was down by an estimated 0.6 percent, or 2,000 jobs, compared to August 2017. Retail had the biggest loss at 1,000 jobs. Professional and business services lost 400 jobs over the year, and so did oil and gas.

Federal Money Designated to Help Alaska Combat Opioid Crisis None 

Federal Money Designated to Help Alaska Combat Opioid Crisis

Governor Bill Walker offered a statement on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of $10.4 million in funding to help Alaska to combat opioid abuse:

Baxter Senior Living Breaks Ground on New Senior Living Facility None 

Baxter Senior Living Breaks Ground on New Senior Living Facility

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.

Beyond Addiction, Alaskans Embrace Recovery Month None 
Legislation Signed to Regulate the Middle-Men Between Pharmacies and Insurance Companies None 

Legislation Signed to Regulate the Middle-Men Between Pharmacies and Insurance Companies

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.