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 By Chris Basinger    News    March 16, 2023 

School district prepares for Reads Act implementation

Alaska school districts are scrambling to prepare for the new programs and policies outlined under...

 By Katie Anastas    News    March 9, 2023

Gov. Dunleavy introduces bill requiring parent permission for sex ed, pronoun changes

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a bill Tuesday that would increase the amount of parental permission needed to teach sex education and change... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    March 9, 2023

House committee starts work on PFD legislation

A state House committee last week held its first hearing on a bill intended to settle the Legislature’s biggest annual political battle: The amount...

 By James Brooks    Dockside    March 9, 2023

Alaska legislators worry that killer whales and a federal judge may doom a key fishery

The Alaska House of Representatives voted 35-1 on Wednesday to approve a letter urging state and federal officials to fight a lawsuit that could shut... Full story


Guest Editorial: Governor's wise move to help fill vacant state jobs

Gov. Mike Dunleavy made a smart decision last week when he issued an administrative order directing state personnel officials to review and change...


Crew shortage continues to plague state ferry system

An ongoing shortage of crew is the “No. 1 risk factor” for the Alaska Marine Highway System, Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner...

 By BECKY BOHRER    News    February 23, 2023

Alaska governor proposes funding boost for public defender

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday said he is proposing an additional $8.3 million over two years to help address...

 By James Brooks    News    February 23, 2023

Alaska sends food aid to Ukraine, but state declines to act on investments

More than 90,000 pounds of canned Alaska pink salmon purchased and donated by the state of Alaska...


Guest Editorial: The math is easy; the politics are hard

Getting caught between a rock and a hard place is easier. At least you can rent a backhoe and move the rock. Getting politically caught between more m...


Southeast commercial Chinook trolling fishery threatened by environmental lawsuit

This summer's commercial Chinook trolling fishery is in jeopardy following the recent release of a...


Proposed Pebble Mine blocked over environmental worries

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday and blocked a proposed mine heralded by...


Guest Editorial: Sen. Murkowski is right: Don't mess it up

Sen. Lisa Murkowski succeeded in convincing her colleagues that the Alaska Marine Highway System deserves more federal funding. The proof of her...

 By James Brooks    News    January 26, 2023

USDA will restore the 'roadless rule' in the Tongass

The Biden administration will ban new logging roads and most development in much of Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the U.S. Department... Full story


To the Editor

Thank you, thank you, thank you To the Editor: Mike and I are so incredibly humbled by and grateful for the outpouring of support, generosity,...


Local Emergency Planning Committee back in business

The Local Emergency Planning Committee held its first meeting since April 2020 last Thursday where...


Guest Editorial: Just because it's popular doesn't make it right

Newly reelected Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week unveiled his proposed state spending plan for the next budget year. By far, the largest single expense...


Fishery disasters declared for several poor or closed Alaska crab and salmon harvests

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Friday approved disaster declarations for several... Full story


After legislative vote, federal aid to Alaska seafood processors is again delayed

A joint House-Senate committee of the Alaska Legislature voted against accepting $20 million in federal aid to seafood processors, with lawmakers... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    December 15, 2022

Ahead of first-draft state budget, oil prices are driving a tighter Alaska fiscal picture

The lowest crude oil prices of the year are coming at a bad time for Alaska.  This week, as required by state law, Gov. Mike Dunleavy will unveil... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    December 1, 2022

School districts hope for more state funding next year

WRANGELL — School districts statewide be looking to the Legislature next year for an increase in state funding, but any boost in the state’s...

 By James Brooks    News    November 24, 2022

Murkowski, Peltola and Dunleavy projected to win

All three incumbents likely clinched final victory in Alaska's statewide elections Friday, as the... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    November 17, 2022

With more votes counted, Alaska House races are split 20-20 between Republicans and others

Democratic candidate Donna Mears overtook Republican candidate Forrest Wolfe in a closely watched Alaska House race as the Alaska Division of...


Preliminary results show Stedman, Himschoot ahead

The 2022 general election polls closed Tuesday night, putting an end to the campaign season and...


Dunleavy appears headed to re-election, may head off ranked choice count

In votes counted through early Wednesday morning, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy appeared on pace for... Full story


Dunleavy, Peltola seek federal relief after failure of Alaska crab fisheries

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has requested a federal disaster declaration and U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has requested $250 million in relief funding after the... Full story


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