Wells near the Dillingham airport are being tested for PFAS contamination. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, water that exceeds its minimum action level is not safe to drink.
During a recent visit to Dillingham, Vincent Kane pointed to collaboration and student involvement as two keys to a constructive learning environment. Dillingham City School District also offered an administrative position to Remembrance Jennings; if she accepts, she will serve as director of school climate and culture.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has annouced the schedule for nine public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine's draft environmental impact statement, which it released Feb. 20. The hearings take place in late March and early April.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the seafood processing company violated the Clean Air Act on numerous occasions. Now, the company has committed up to $23 million to improve its compliance as part of a proposed settlement reached Feb. 19 with the EPA and the Department of Justice.
Across the state, more than 1000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in February. Dr. Catherine Hyndman from the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation shares regional information and advice on staying healthy.
Rep. Bryce Edgmon was elected speaker of the House on Thursday, breaking a 31-day gridlock. This is the second time he has served as speaker. His election comes days after he changed his party affiliation.
Thomas Collier, the CEO of the Pebble Partnership joined Sheila Newman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and former state senator and longtime Pebble opponent Rick Halford for a panel discussion on the proposed mine in Bristol Bay.