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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

WHEREAS, the week of April 3-9, 2023, is National Public Health Week, and the theme is “Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health.”; each day of the week has a unique theme, and so this year’s themes are Community, Violence Prevention, Reproductive and Sexual...

Education and Sharing Day

Education and Sharing Day

WHEREAS, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson worked tirelessly to advocate for the values of education, morality, and civic duty throughout his life, and in 1978, United States Congress validated Rabbi Schneerson’s efforts with the proclamation of Education and...

The Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child

WHEREAS, children are our most precious resource, and the early years of a child’s life are vital in promoting social skills and cognitive development; and WHEREAS, parents, community volunteers, mentors, coaches, day care providers, and all other members of our...

Second Chance Month

Second Chance Month

WHEREAS, every person is entitled to the inalienable right of being treated with dignity and compassion, and those who have fallen should be given the opportunity to become contributing members of our great nation once again; and WHEREAS, reentering society after...

Bear Awareness Month

Bear Awareness Month

WHEREAS, Alaska is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and the state’s healthy wildlife populations have a significant impact on the Alaskan way of life; and WHEREAS, our state is notably home to all three species of North American bears, including approximately...

Month of the Military Child

Month of the Military Child

WHEREAS, many brave Alaskans serve in the United States military, and military members sacrifice time with their families to protect the security and freedom of our great nation; and WHEREAS, Alaskans recognize and commend the children in our communities who show...

Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day

WHEREAS, throughout the history of our Great State and Nation, countless courageous individuals have bravely answered our Country’s call to patriotic duty; and WHEREAS, the Vietnam War lasted for almost two decades, making it one of the longest military conflicts...

Tsunami Preparedness Week

Tsunami Preparedness Week

WHEREAS, emergency preparedness at state, regional, and local levels is extremely vital for survival in times of crisis; and WHEREAS, Alaska has the most coastline of any U.S. State and its coastline contains many communities that are vulnerable to tsunamis...

Don Young Day

Don Young Day

WHEREAS, born the middle son of Lawhead Young Sr. and Arlene Young-Harris on June 9, 1933, in Meridian, California, Donald Edwin Young was the fourth Congressman to represent Alaska and the 45th Dean of the United States House of Representatives; and WHEREAS, after...

Governor Dunleavy Welcomes Approval of the Willow Project, but New Oil and Gas Restrictions in NPR-A will Harm Alaska

Governor Dunleavy Welcomes Approval of the Willow Project, but New Oil and Gas Restrictions in NPR-A will Harm Alaska

Today the U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a Record of Decision approving an alternative for ConocoPhillips' Willow Project on the North Slope that permits three drill pads. In a separate move, the Biden administration announced that it will lock up millions...

Governor Dunleavy Announces Bills to Pay Teachers Recruitment and Retention Incentive, Ensure Parental Rights in Schools

Governor Dunleavy Announces Bills to Pay Teachers Recruitment and Retention Incentive, Ensure Parental Rights in Schools

Today Governor Mike Dunleavy announced two education bills which will be filed this week. One bill is a teacher recruitment and retention incentive that will provide full-time, certified classroom teachers a cash payment each July for a period of three years. The...

Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week

WHEREAS, our nation has been shaped by the actions of women of every socioeconomic background, and women play a role in every field of professional employment, representing a significant portion of the workforce; and WHEREAS, construction professionals play a...

American Red Cross Month

American Red Cross Month

WHEREAS, as one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross has long been a symbol of the compassion and selflessness that defines the American way of life; and WHEREAS, the American Red Cross is notable for...

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