Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Alaska Permanent Fund fixes computer glitch on charity donations

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - The voice of Interior Alaska since 1903: "ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A computer problem that prevented some people from donating a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to charity has been fixed, state officials said.

The system apparently was unable to deal with the high level of traffic at the beginning of the year, when people can file for the money, the Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday.

Last year, about 1 percent of filers contributed a total of $545,000 through the Pick-Click-Give program to more than 100 nonprofits. One-fourth the number of filers have contributed so far this year."

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