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 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 16, 2023

Debate over Pebble mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region moves to dueling Supreme Court briefs

The company trying to build a huge copper and gold mine in the salmon-rich Bristol Bay will keep fighting for the project, despite a decision by the... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    November 2, 2023

Alaska governor's staff deleted state agency's analysis of teacher pay

Staff for Gov. Mike Dunleavy quashed the publication of a new Department of Labor and Workforce Development report examining the competitiveness of... Full story


Guest Editorial: The governor owes Alaskans an apology

Unconscionable. Indefensible. There are many words to describe the disrespect for the public and disregard for honest government by the actions of the...

 By Larry Persily    News    October 5, 2023

Higher oil revenues will enable more spending on public needs

With high oil prices driving up state revenues, Southeast legislators say to expect a larger capital budget next year for public works projects, more...


In new challenges to Tongass 'Roadless Rule,' pro-logging arguments have disappeared

The state of Alaska, a coalition of business groups and a pair of electric-power organizations have opened a new round in the generation-long fight...


Alaska board of education votes to limit trans girls' participation in high school sports

The state’s governor-appointed board of education voted to limit transgender girls’ participation in school sports at a special meeting on...


Guest Editorial: Governor should help get the work done

Employers everywhere are finding it hard to recruit and retain employees. But it sure seems that the state of Alaska, under the disengaged leadership...

 By Larry Persily    News    August 17, 2023

Tlingit & Haida Head Start plans to cut 80 classroom spots

The Head Start program operated in 10 Southeast communities by the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants to reduce its auth...

 By Claire Stremple    News    August 3, 2023

Alaska to use crowdsourcing website to distribute $2M in COVID-19 relief money for public school supplies

Alaska public school teachers short of supplies this year have a new source to turn to for funding, and it’s not the local school budget. Each... Full story

 By BECKY BOHRER    News    August 3, 2023

State board of education delays action on proposal to bar transgender girls from girls' high school sports teams

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state board of education last Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would bar transgender girls from participating...

 By Claire Stremple    News    July 13, 2023

Dunleavy veto cuts Head Start increase as centers struggle to pay teachers, serve children in need

In Alaska, only a third of children meet the state’s goals to be ready for kindergarten. But the state’s share of funding for Head Start, a... Full story

 By Claire Stremple    News    July 13, 2023

New state child care task force faces bleak reality of Alaska's system

Alaskans are having a harder time accessing child care now than they were five years ago, an expert told a new task force charged by Gov. Mike... Full story

 By Liam Demko    News    June 29, 2023

State budget allocates $2.6 million for Crystal Lake Hatchery improvements

Petersburg's Crystal Lake Hatchery is set to receive $2.6 million in funding as part of the...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 29, 2023

Guest Editorial

More than two months ago, Gov. Mike Dunleavy told legislators he would introduce a state sales tax as part of a long-term, budget-balancing fiscal...

 By Mark Sabbatini    News    June 22, 2023

Columbia cancels sailings for at least a week due to repairs

The Columbia state ferry has cancelled its sailings for at least a week due to a mechanical issue, a...

 By James Brooks    News    June 22, 2023

Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoes half of proposed funding increase for K-12 public schools

Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed Alaska’s $6 billion state budget into law Monday after vetoing more than $200 million from the document approved in...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 8, 2023

Guest Editorial: Governor needs to think before he hires

People are growing increasingly cynical about government: How money is spent, how hiring decisions are made, and how it seems there are few...


Permanent Fund account under pressure from investment losses and inflation

For 41 years, Alaskans’ bank accounts have been refilled with dividends – usually more than $1,000 – from the $76.6 billion Alaska Permanent... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    May 25, 2023

Legislature settles on $1,300 PFD, with bonus if oil prices climb

Alaska lawmakers reached a compromise on the state budget and adjourned after a one-day special session last week, approving a $1,300 Permanent Fund...

 By Larry Persily    News    May 25, 2023

Pending Gov. signature: Petersburg schools to receive $804 thousand in additional one-time state funding

The budget that legislators approved last week and will send to the governor for his signature into law or veto would provide around $804,000 in one-t...


Alaska Legislature called into special session after House adjourns without final budget vote

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to start a special session Thursday morning after failing to reach agreement on state budget by the midnight...

 By James Brooks    News    May 18, 2023

House and Senate failed to pass a bill that would have blocked the pay hikes for Alaska's legislators and top executive-branch officials

Alaska legislators, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom and the commissioners in charge of state agencies will see pay raises after the... Full story

 By Yereth Rosen    News    May 18, 2023

Alaska House follows Senate to pass bill authorizing sale of carbon credits from state land

The Alaska House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow the state to set up a system for using state land to sell carbon-offset... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    May 18, 2023

Legislature approves bill to improve home care for seniors and Alaskans with disabilities

Seniors and people with disabilities who need extra care would be able to get help at home under a bill passed by the Alaska Legislature. The state... Full story


To protect orcas, federal judge orders closure of iconic Southeast Alaska troll fishery

A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that appears to close an iconic Southeast Alaska salmon... Full story


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