Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:50 pm
United Way of Anchorage gathered more than 800 volunteers for its 19th annual Day of Caring in September, a day devoted to giving Anchorage corporations an avenue to give back to their community, Christine Gire, communications manager for the non-profit, said.
“Day of Caring is the single largest day of corporate volunteerism in Anchorage,” Gire said. “It’s a day when UWA celebrates the commitment of local business volunteers for rolling up their sleeves and taking on much needed community projects.”
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:43 pm
Troy Cambier is a pilot for hire. He is owner and operator of Chena River Aviation, based in Fairbanks. Cambier flies his four-seat Robinson R-44 helicopter throughout Alaska filling a transportation void wherever it’s found.
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:33 pm
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced 16 rural Alaska communities will receive funding to improve health and water quality in the villages. The majority of the money will be used in Native villages to fund development of community water and wastewater disposal systems.
The USDA will fund the projects through it Rural Alaska Village Grant program, Jim Nordlund, USDA Rural Development Alaska director, said.
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:25 pm
Alaska Airlines announced an order for 50 new 737s from Boeing on Oct. 11, totaling $5 billion at Boeing’s list prices. The order, to be filled from 2015 to 2022, denotes the airline’s largest single order in terms of dollars spent, according to a press release from the company.
Posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:50 pm
Automatic cuts in the Department of Defense budget of up to 18 percent are set to kick in Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress does not act. The cuts, approved by Congress in August 2011 as a part of the Budget Control Act deal to raise the national debt ceiling, trim $500 billion off Defense Department budgets from 2013 to 2021.
Posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 1:13 pm
The 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives convention will be held Oct. 18 to Oct. 20 at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage with the theme “Success Beyond Barriers.”
“It’s about our people’s repeated success at overcoming barriers and finding ways to thrive beyond the challenges that persist, especially in rural Alaska,” AFN President Julie Kitka said.
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2012 - 9:24 am
With uncertainty surrounding how the roughly 2,700-page law will impact benefit costs for employers, fostering a healthier workplace, and in turn healthier employees, as a way of driving benefit costs down, was an overriding message at the State of Reform health policy conference.
To grow healthy work environments, insurance providers are encouraging employers to put health initiatives into action termed wellness programs.