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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.

Workers’ Compensation Efficiencies Bill Signed by Governor Walker None 

Workers’ Compensation Efficiencies Bill Signed by Governor Walker

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.

Blood Bank of Alaska Encourages Donations with the Help of William Shatner None 
Alaska Association for Personal Care Supports Announces Addition of New Executive Director None 

Alaska Association for Personal Care Supports Announces Addition of New Executive Director

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 Signs Healthcare Omnibus SB 105 into Law None 

Governor Walker Signs Healthcare Omnibus SB 105 into Law

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.

Health Insurance Rates Down 25 Percent Since Launch of Alaska Reinsurance Program None 
Community Support Needed to Build New Space for Child Abuse Response Service None 

Community Support Needed to Build New Space for Child Abuse Response Service

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.

Alaska Scientists Awarded $1.8 Million to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Play None 

Alaska Scientists Awarded $1.8 Million to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Play

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.