Yukon rejects Alaska fiber link

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:38
Canadian partnership will instead connect province to Northwest Territories

The Yukon government will not build a cross-border fiber-optic link connecting Alaska over land, it announced Wednesday.

Despite pending lawsuit, Gov. Bill Walker signs oil and gas borrowing bill

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:36
House Bill 331 allows the state to borrow up to $1 billion for oil and gas tax credits

Despite a pending lawsuit, Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday signed legislation allowing the state of Alaska to borrow up to $1 billion in order to pay tax credits promised to oil and gas companies.

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler withdraws from Democratic primary

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:52
Fansler to be arraigned Thursday facing second degree harassment charge for slapping woman

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler has officially dropped out of the race for Democratic primary for House District 38.

Alaska Airlines denounces child separation policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:38
Company has not transported immigrant children split from parents, spokesman says

Alaska Airlines joined several other national air carriers Wednesday by asking the Trump administration to not use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents by immigration authorities.

Alaska applies for control of Taku River, a federal waterway

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:03
River should have been Alaska property since statehood, state says

The land under the Taku River may soon have a new owner: the State of Alaska.

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescues boat taking on water

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:36
Three adults, three children safe after vessel takes on water

Three adults and three children are safe after their boat began taking on water near Long Island in Sitka Sound, according to a Coast Guard news release, thanks to a response from the Coast Guard, Sitka Fire Rescue and four good Samaritan crews.

University board approves controversial timber lease near Haines

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:35
Sale of 150 million board feet will be used to fund UA system

The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a controversial land lease near Haines and Klukwan to a logging contractor at special meeting Tuesday. The 13,426-acres area includes a portion of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Mother, daughter die after Wrangell car crash

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:34
Two other daughters in hospital in Seattle

A mother and daughter died last week in Wrangell after their car went off a road, according to the Wrangell Police Department.

Alaska Supreme Court elects new chief justice

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:42
Three-year term will start July 1

Former Kodiak Superior Court judge Joel Bolger has been named chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, effective July 1.

Walker urges Trump administration to stop splitting children from parents

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:36
Alaska Native leader also opposes concept, compares practice to federal boarding schools

Gov. Bill Walker has joined opponents of the Trump administration’s effort to separate illegal immigrant children from their families.

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