Midday Report February 13, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A student-run cafe in Igiugig offers refreshments to both community members and travelers flying across the vast expanse of the Bristol Bay region. Toyo stoves have been failing in cold weather. And the State Workers’ Union rallied for better staffing and benefits, and to support for Department of Public Assistance staff as they battle a backlog of food stamp applications.

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State Rep. Genevieve Mina, D-Anchorage, told union workers she was a legislative staffer when the Dunleavy administration cut jobs from the Division of Public Assistance. “And now look what’s happened,” she said. “We’re in a crisis.” (Claire Stremple/KTOO)
State Rep. Genevieve Mina, D-Anchorage, told union workers she was a legislative staffer when the Dunleavy administration cut jobs from the Division of Public Assistance. “And now look what’s happened,” she said. “We’re in a crisis.” (Claire Stremple/KTOO)

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