NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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NEWS: The Alaska House of Representatives Supports Efforts to Build a Life-Saving Road to Connect King Cove and Cold Bay

House Joint Resolution 6 is the First Piece of Legislation Approved This Year by the Alaska House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 JUNEAU – Earlier today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 6 expressing support for Congressional efforts to authorize construction of a life-saving road between the Southwest Alaska communities of King …

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NEWS: Lawmakers Disappointed by Rejection of a Federal Disaster Declaration for a Western Alaska Village

Rep. Zach Fansler

Juneau – The western Alaska village of Newtok recently requested a federal disaster declaration to mitigate the impacts of coastal erosion and thawing permafrost which have already led to the loss of the village’s barge landing, sewage lagoon, and landfill. The community is expected to lose its drinking water source in a matter of months, and the airport and school within approximately three years. Newtok needs help, and many are pressing for relocation. The President has said “No.”

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