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 By Larry Persily    News    January 6, 2022

State advertises for fill-in private ferry service;

With the Matanuska out of service longer than expected for more repair work, and the state uncertain whether it can bring an idled ferry out of a cost-saving lay-up, the Alaska Marine Highway System is seeking bids from private vessel operators to...

 

Dunleavy appointees fire Permanent Fund director

The board that oversees Alaska's multibillion-dollar investment portfolio has fired Angela Rodell as chief executive officer of the Permanent Fund Corp. Legislative leaders and Finance Committee...

 

Governor proposes spending federal dollars on tourism marketing

JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Monday he plans to propose as part of his upcoming budget that the state spend $5 million in federal dollars to support tourism marketing efforts amid the ongoing pandemic, and additional funds to prepare...

 

Guest Editorial

The state of Alaska has spent decades trying to predict, forecast and even guesstimate the price of oil in an ongoing effort to help the governor and legislators draft an annual spending plan. If state officials truly could know the price of crude a...

 

Judge dismisses Alaska's complaint against subsistence hunt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District judge has rejected a challenge by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to a special subsistence hunt authorized for a southeast Alaska tribe by a federal board last year. The Organized Village of Kake last...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

A hearing on seafood bycatch didn’t satisfy a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a meeting of the House Fisheries Committee on Nov. 15. The bycatch issue came up again this summer when all Yukon River salmon fisheries were canceled due to...

 

US government finalizes first land allotments under 2019 law

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Department of Interior said the first two federal land allotments to Alaska Native Vietnam War-era veterans have been finalized. Frank Nanooruk and Richard Boskoffsky received the first allotments under a 2019 law...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s hard to believe, but Dungeness crab in the Gulf of Alaska is now Alaska’s largest crab fishery – a distinction due to the collapse of stocks in the Bering Sea. Combined Dungeness catches so far from Southeast and the westward region...

 

Guest Editorial

Once again, Alaska legislators have gaveled back into special session because Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to show his constituents that he believes in one thing above all else: The largest Permanent Fund dividend in state history. He’s like a...

 

Community spread COVID cases stand at 32

Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom gave a presentation during Thursday's Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board meeting on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak in the community. At...

 

Guest Editorial

It was the same day that Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the state would help hospitals cope with record numbers of COVID-19 patients by assisting with decisions to ration care, and the same day that the state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink,...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    September 30, 2021

Oyster farm part of a growth industry

WRANGELL - Aquatic farming in Alaska could be a big industry, and completely sustainable. That's according to Wrangell's Julie Decker, executive director of Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, a...

 

Dividend payments will start the week of Oct. 11

JUNEAU (AP) — Officials are aiming to send out the first wave of Permanent Fund dividend payments to Alaska residents the week of Oct. 11, a Department of Revenue spokesperson said. The department’s Genevieve Wojtusik said in an email Sept. 22...

 

Alaska starts assigning first 100 out-of-state health care workers

The first 100 out-of-state health care workers have started arriving in Alaska to help at medical facilities overwhelmed with record patient counts due to surging COVID-19 infections. The state health department has contracted to bring on 470 health...

 

Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more

Not content with the $1,100 Permanent Fund dividend adopted on the final day of the special legislative session that ended Tuesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy hours later called lawmakers back for a fourth special session starting Oct. 1 to “get the rest...

 

Effort to recall Alaska governor dropped after 2-year push

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The campaign aimed at recalling Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Wednesday it is ceasing that effort, with a gubernatorial election looming next year and the group short of the signatures needed to force a recall vote. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 2, 2021

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 

Governor vetoes amount of this year's oil check

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Thursday he has vetoed from a state spending package this year’s dividend check for residents, calling the amount “a joke.” The budget lawmakers voted on last month proposed a roughly $1,100...

 

Alaska House reaches agreement to avert government shutdown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House reached in dramatic fashion Monday an agreement that Gov. Mike Dunleavy said would avert a government shutdown. House Speaker Louise Stutes indicated the outcome was not assured when she called the House to...

 

Guest Editorial: No secret that governor's math fails

Gov. Mike Dunleavy must have learned how to manage state finances from the same people who guard the world’s biggest secret recipes: Col. Sanders’ fried chicken, Coca-Cola, Big Mac’s special sauce, Twinkies and Dr. Pepper. Keeping secrets from...

 

Alaska Senate delays action on proposed spending plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate delayed action on a state spending package Tuesday, as lawmakers evaluated their options for getting needed votes on a budget and completing their work ahead of a Friday special session deadline. The budget...

 

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in a southeast Alaska rainforest that provides...

 

Alaska governor urges lawmakers to act on dividend plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to place in the state constitution a new formula for the annual check residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund as the current special...

 

Guest Editorial: COVID is still here, especially for unvaccinated

Just a couple weeks ago, Ketchikan reported 20 new COVID-19 cases in a single day and had more than 100 active cases in the borough. A week ago, the community still had more than 80 active cases and four people in the hospital. About 20% of all the...

 

Guest Editorial: Governor's PFD plan teaches misleading math

To steal the line from a country-western song of almost 30 years ago - "Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it" - Gov. Mike Dunleavy is sticking to his story that the Permanent Fund dividend is...

 

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