Month: October 2008

Hall: Insurance rates protect company solvency

Alaska’s top insurance regulator says that, among other things, her job is to make sure insurance companies remain solvent through good times and bad.
Linda Hall, the director of the state division of insurance, addressed the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (10-29-08).
Hall has run the division of insurance for five-and-a-half years. She says she’s the first person with a significant background in the insurance industry to do so.
Hall told the Chamber audience that workers’ compensation claims and health care costs ran far above the national average in Alaska. While paying premiums to cover those claims was not something businesses looked forward to, Hall warned that insurance company insolvency was a greater threat.

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Senate challenger will seek pardon for Stevens

A challenger in the race for the US Senate will ask the president to pardon incumbent Ted Stevens.
David Haase, the Libertarian candidate for senator from Alaska, says he would write President Bush “not for me, but for all Alaskans.”
Haase extended this offer – and discussed some other campaign issues – in a call to KCAW in Sitka shortly after Stevens received his guilty verdict on October 27, 2008.

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Mt. Edgecumbe Yupik dance group going strong

The Mount Edgecumbe Yupik dance group was one of the performers at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention last week in Anchorage. The group is made up of primarily Yupik dancers, but there are also kids from other cultures that are welcome to join as well.

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Stedman will back ferries, hydro in next term

Bert Stedman is running unopposed for a second full term in the Alaska senate.
He’ll appear on the November 4th ballot as the lone candidate for Senate District A, which includes Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and most of the communities in between.
The Sitka Republican was first appointed by governor Frank Murkowski in 2003 to replace Robin Taylor, who left the senate to take a job in state government.
Stedman was elected in his own right in 2004, and joined a rare bi-partisan majority coalition that gave him co-chairmanship of the powerful senate finance committee.
KCAWs Robert Woolsey met with Stedman recently to discuss the senator’s outlook on his next term:

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Doctor shortage critical at Sitka Community Hospital

Sitka Community Hospital is facing a critical staff shortage.
The departure of Dr. John Totten has left the facility without a regular general surgeon.
The impending departure of Dr. Graham Chelius in January will leave the hospital without full-time obstetrical services.
The Sitka assembly was scheduled to discuss the issue at its regular meeting last night (10-28-08), but the item was postponed until November when hospital board president Jeff Johnston could be present.
While it likely could be a matter for an executive session, assembly member Nancy Cavanaugh – as hospital liaison – framed the issue for her colleagues and the public:

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