The Aptel Studio Hotel, in northeast Anchorage, will likely become low income and supportive housing units, purchased with federal relief funds. (Anne Raup / ADN) The Anchorage Assembly has finalized how the city will spend $51 million in federal relief funds, giving the largest chunk, nearly $11.9 million, to the Rasmuson Foundation for the purchase
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack thanked Speaker Nancy Pelosi for quickly passing the Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation passed by Congress will create two new funds to help farmers. One, worth $2.2 billion, will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest owners facing discrimination before 2021. The other provides $3.1 billion to the Department of Agriculture to
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Illegal logging is a growing feature of transnational organized crime in Africa, often facilitated by the collusion of senior officials, with far-reaching security and environmental implications for the countries affected. Logging in a forest in Cameroon. (Photo: AFP/Michael Runkel) African countries are estimated to lose $17 billion to illegal logging each year. This is part
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Victoria Gibbs is used to getting emails from first-year students excited about arriving at the University of King’s College in Halifax, and what orientation will look like. But these days, Gibbs’ inbox as student union president is full of “pretty desperate” questions about where they can live. “I’ve never seen a situation like this in
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[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — A divided Congress gave final approval Aug. 12 to Democrats’ flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their hold on Congress in November’s
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istock.com/mtreasure WASHINGTON — Construction input prices decreased 1.8% in July compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices decreased 1.8% for the month as well. Construction input prices are up 17.4% from a year
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Great Egret. Photo: Marjorie Melnick/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON - “America is once again a strong player in the global effort against climate change with the passage of this historic bill,” said Elizabeth Gray, CEO of the National Audubon Society. “Science shows that failure to slow the rate of global temperature rise has devastating consequences for birds,
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