Assembly member Cindy Ecklund speaks during a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly shuts down ordinances that would tax tobacco, fund child care

Ordinance 2024-15 sought to combat the lack of affordable, accessible and quality child care in the borough


Christy Phillips reads to preschoolers at Seward Sprouts Preschool in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Seward Sprouts Preschool)

Seward seeks solutions to child care challenges

Nearly 80% of people surveyed reported that they were not satisfied with their access to quality, affordable child care