FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broad- band network, now features ruthless preemp-
tion services for first responder subscribers
across the country. This highly anticipated, spe-
cialized offering is now available to first respond-
ers in states and territories, including Alaska,
Authority and AT&T plan and have subscribed to
the FirstNet service.
Preemption is a mission-critical feature that
enables first responders on FirstNet to commu-
nicate and coordinate during emergencies, large
events, or other situations during which com-
mercial networks can become congested.
With the power of priority and preemption,
first responders will no longer have to compete
with non-emergency users for a connection.
They’ll be able to reliably connect to the network
to get the information they need when they need
it. Voice and text messages, images, videos, location information, data from apps, and more will
be supported in real time, helping first responders quickly work together to save lives. att.com
Governor Walker included $14 million for the Renewable Energy Fund in his proposed
FY19 budget, released December 15, 2017. Of
that total, $11 million is for grants to projects
from the Renewable Energy Alaska Project’s
Round 9 solicitation.
The Renewable Energy Fund grant program
has been the vehicle for nearly $260 million in
state investment in renewable energy since it was
created in 2008. Those state investments have
leveraged more than $140 million in private and
federal dollars and helped build more than seventy renewable microgrids across the state that
are now displacing 30 million gallons of diesel
every year, making Alaska a global leader in the
integration of renewables into small, isolated
power grids that primarily rely on diesel fuel.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR &
The Alaska minimum wage increased from $9.80 to $9.84 this year. A ballot initiative
passed by voters raised the minimum wage by a
dollar in both 2015 and 2016, and thereafter to be
adjusted annually for inflation.
February 2018 Compiled by Tasha Anderson
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Ravn Air Group is expanding its network to provide nonstop service to Dillingham and King Salmon beginning on Valentine’s Day, February14, 2018.
“The Ravn team is excited to expand our network to serve these two great communities,” said Ravn
President and CEO Dave Pflieger. “We’ve heard the call from residents of Dillingham and King Salmon for
more choice and more competition in air service, and Ravn is looking forward to answering that call with
more flight options, lower fares, and more reliable service.”
“We couldn’t think of a better way to mark the expansion of our network than sending a message that
‘Ravn Loves Dillingham and King Salmon’ and launching inaugural flights on Valentine’s Day,” said Ravn
Chief Financial Officer Steve Jackson. flyravn.com