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    News of the North

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 14 minutes

    Governor Mike Dunleavy announced Monday that he will present the Legislature with a crime bill next session to target the fentanyl crisis in Alaska.

    The building the state is seeking to convert into legislative housing has a current target date of January 2024 before it will be used.

    Last week, members of the Alaska Legislature sent a letter to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names expressing their support for renaming North and South Suicide Peaks to North and South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex.

    The Alaska Federation of Natives will be holding its 9th annual tribal conference this Wednesday.

    A 10-year occupational projection of jobs in Alaska going to 2030 show that a majority of the top 25 fastest-growth jobs will be in healthcare.

    U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, of Alaska, reported raising $2.3 million in just over three weeks in September, leaving the Democrat with a large cash advantage over Republican rivals Sarah Palin and Nick Begich heading into the Nov. 8 election.

    The commission that oversees campaign finance rules in Alaska has granted a request by staff for more time to prepare an investigation report into a complaint that alleges improper coordination between Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s campaign and a third-party group that supports his reelection.

    With the Juneau city ballots awaiting certification, the advocates of yes on Proposition 4, the citizen ballot initiative to repeal the city's mandatory disclosure ordinance, spoke to the results as they stand.

    Today is Alaska Day.

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