JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House of Representatives stood for a moment of silence Monday to honor the shooting victims of the deadly attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Rep. Matt Claman asked his colleagues to stand in unity for those injured and killed and their families.
The Anchorage Democrat says, “It’s a tremendous loss.”
Lawmakers are meeting in special session to address budget shortfalls because of the low price of oil.
JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is returning to using its own employees to handle appointments for Alaska veterans who need medical services outside the VA system.
State lawmakers announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance will no longer make appointments for veterans. The company will still be responsible for billing and maintaining relationships with medical professionals, The Alaska Public Radio Network reported.