Bruce’s Law would help combat fentanyl epidemic

Legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday, June 8, would boost federal prevention and educational efforts on the dangers of drugs laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which has caused many deaths nationwide.

Millions in federal funds will aid tribal communities

Nearly $1 billion in new funds to aid tribal communities is now available via the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, says Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, a lead author and negotiator of the law.

Release of radioactive water from Fukushima OK-ed by Japan

Roughly 1,000 tanks holding 1.2 million tons of diluted but still radioactive water will be released into the ocean starting next year. The toxic stockpile stems from damage to the Fukushima nuclear power station by a horrific 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The incident damaged the plant’s cooling systems and caused three reactor cores to melt.

USACE plans over $6.2M for Alaska projects

Newly released work plans for fiscal 2022 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocate over $6.2 million for water related projects in Alaska.

Oceana’s GOA expedition aims to protect habitat

Researchers from the ocean conservation entity Oceana say their Gulf of Alaska expedition to document the seafloor and ocean life found the waters teeming with life, from the surface to the ocean floor, from humpback whales to krill, squid and copepods.

EPA will fund water quality monitoring in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to award grants totaling $160.670 to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to develop and implement beach monitoring programs to ensure against bacteria and local pollution sources.

Proposed road to mining district draws more opposition

A multi-million-dollar road proposed to run from the Matanuska Valley to the Yentna Mining District in the Alaska Range is prompting a new campaign from business owners concerned that the road would have an adverse impact on their business operations.

EPA commits to better water, wastewater services in Alaska Native villages

New steps to boost access to safe drinking water and wastewater services in Alaska Native villages and American Indian tribes have been announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Alaska Science Forum: The worst fire year we can remember

In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, some of us will think back to a year that still haunts us. In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires. That hazy summer was the most extreme fire year in the half century people have kept score.

In-person voting begins for special primary election for House

Voting opened Friday, May 27, at almost 170 locations statewide for the special primary election to temporarily replace Congressman Don Young, who died in March after 49 years in office. Forty-eight candidates are on the ballot for the special primary. The four who receive the most votes will advance to a special general election on Aug. 16.

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Law & Order: June 13-19

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 13 through June 19, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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