Anchorage Community Development Authority Executive Director Mike Robbins’ wife is from Ukraine, and said he was moved to do more for the Anchorage-based New Chance Inc. Ukrainian Relief Program when he heard a story about a Ukrainian woman who gave up five seats on a flight that was scheduled to bring her family to Alaska.
Gasoline prices in urban Alaska have risen 52.2% from April 2021 to 2022, according to the Department of Labor. Over that same time, transportation costs rose 23% and food costs saw an uptick of 11.3% hike.
“In 1955, we had a Navy aircraft called a Neptune which was flying up through the Bering Straits doing a maritime mission,” said Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs Director Verdie Bowen.” “When they got close, north of Gambell they were shot down by 2 MiG 15s.”
According to a press release sent out Wednesday, a sow, her two cubs, and an adult black bear were killed by Department of Fish and Game employees after repeatedly getting into tents with food inside. The release said the decision to kill the bears was a matter of public safety.
In an online dispatch, troopers wrote that a 15-year-old and 14-year-old were on an ATV without helmets in the Caribou Hills area near Ninilchik. The report was received by troopers at 4:39 p.m. on July 2.
All of Wednesday's top headlines across the state, including the health of the permanent fund, what caused a massive section of the Alaska-Canada Highway to collapse last week, and sad news of a Wyoming man killed by a fireworks incident in Gustavus over the Fourth of July holiday.