Articles from the April 19, 2023 edition

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  • Murkowski visits Ukraine, meets with President Zelenskyy

    James Brooks, Alaska Beacon|Apr 19, 2023

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski on April 12 became the first member of Alaska’s congressional delegation to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion of that country 14 months ago. The Alaska Republican joined two Democrats — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona — on an oversight trip. “We are here, somewhat in an oversight role. The United States has contributed significantly to the effort on behalf of the people of Ukraine,” she said. “The United States’ commitment is an investment. It’s an investment in democracy and t...

  • Long-term care facility expands

    Apr 19, 2023

    Margaret "Missy" Wright, president of the long-term care resident council at Wrangell Medical Center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon last Thursday for the four-room expansion at the facility, bringing it to 18 beds. "We are just so excited to be able to expand and provide additional services for our elders," said Kay Turner, the unit's administrator. "Long-term care is such a need in Southeast." The facility serves local residents and people from throughout the region. The unit includes...