Claire Stremple - Alaska Beacon
State roughly halves the number of Alaskans waiting on food aid, but more than 8,000 remain
The partial progress highlights the scale of the backlog.
Alaska child care providers say funds approved by Legislature are crucial to staying open
A late addition to the budget would provide $7.5 million for child care centers, but providers say more support is needed.
A bill to get nurses licensed more quickly in Alaska faces pushback from unions
There’s agreement that there’s a nurse shortage, but no consensus on what to do about it.
Legislature votes to allow Alaska prisons to issue state IDs
Valid ID is required for everything from getting a job and housing to opening a bank account, buying a phone, or enrolling in Medicaid and Social Security.
Alaska food banks still ‘inundated’ as state works to fix food stamp backlog
Rep. Alyse Galvin called the state's food stamp response "a swing and a miss"
Months-long backlog for Alaska’s aid programs triggers second lawsuit
An Anchorage resident filed a class action lawsuit to force the state to get cash assistance to vulnerable Alaskans in a timely manner.