Alaska lawmakers call for alliance with other states on Canadian mining issues

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:16
10 legislators call for partnership as Montana, Washington deal with pollution from Canadian mines

A group of Alaska lawmakers wants to team up with Montana and other U.S.-Canada border states in a push to protect Southeast watersheds they say are threatened by rapid Canadian mining development.

Nominate a ‘youth hero’ for scholarship program

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:33

Alaska Communications is asking Alaskans to nominate youth heroes for its annual Summer of Heroes scholarship program.

Reinbold, Saddler to clash in Alaska Senate race

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:52
Representatives seek to replace Sen. Anna MacKinnon, who is not seeking re-election

Two incumbent Republicans in the Alaska House of Representatives will clash in a fall election for the Alaska Senate.

Alaska prison sued for ‘starvation’ of Muslim inmates

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:03
Complaint alleges inadequate feeding during Ramadan

Update: This article has been updated to include comment from the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Defense Fund (CAIR).

Wolf hunt for feared-endangered wolves won’t increase

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:42
Wolves on Prince of Wales have been considered for the Endangered Species Act listing twice. They’ve since rebounded, but hunters won’t yet get to harvest more of them.

Wolves on Prince of Wales have been considered for the Endangered Species Act listing twice. They’ve sincerebounded, but hunters won’t yet get to harvest more of them.

‘You have to fight these things:’ Why two Juneau men are standing in the way of the Alaska Legislature, Gov. Bill Walker and a billion-dollar debt

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:00
Retired carpenter and Juneau lawyer launch lawsuit to stop payment of oil and gas tax credits

The odds are not in their favor. The State of Alaska is against them. So is Gov. Bill Walker. The Alaska Legislature doesn’t side with them, and neither does the state’s oil and gas industry.

Child care providers may see significant changes

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 05:58
Proposed changes could affect amount of students, provider qualifications, costs

Preschools around Alaska could see drastic changes if Alaska Department of Health & Social Services Child Care Program Office proposed child care center licensing goes through.

‘Dean of the Douglas Press Corps’: Ed Schoenfeld to retire after 37 years in news

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:13
Schoenfeld helped drive the news and shaped media landscape in Southeast Alaska

Long-serving print and radio journalist Ed Schoenfeld has stewarded Alaska’s news media.

Alaska takes first step toward a state-level climate policy

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 07:19
Bold plan calls for 30 percent less emissions, 50 percent electricity from renewable resources by 2025

You don’t have to look far to see the effects of climate change in Alaska. Permafrost melts, ocean waters acidify and eroding shorelines threaten coastal Native villages. The state is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the U.S.

Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl announces run for state senate

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 07:17

A crowd of about 60 people gathered in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday morning for the most expected news ofthe political season.

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