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 By BECKY BOHRER    News    January 20, 2022 

Alaska court weighs arguments over new election process

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Political parties “have no right to be gatekeepers to the ballot,’’ an attorney argued Tuesday in urging the Alaska Supr...

 

Ex-Alaska official claims firing was politically motivated

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. claims her firing was “political retribution” by board members...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 20, 2022 

State contracts for private ferry operator 'as needed'

WRANGELL­ – The Alaska Department of Transportation is contracting with Allen Marine to run one of its vessels “as needed” between Ketchikan,...

 
 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...

 

Dunleavy appointees fire Permanent Fund director

The board that oversees Alaska's multibillion-dollar investment portfolio has fired Angela Rodell...

 

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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 16, 2021

Disney music video features Klukwan songwriter

Haines - Klukwan resident and Diné (Navajo) artist Clara Natonabah wrote and sang a Navajo song...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    December 9, 2021

State extends Kennicott schedule to cover for delayed Matanuska

For the second time in the past 30 days, the state has to shift around the two other ferries...

 

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...

 

Statewide salmon fishery doubles in value

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its preliminary figures for the total harvest and value of this year’s commercial salmon fishery. 23...

 

Man arrested in Kake after gunfire lockdown

(AP) – A man was arrested Tuesday in the southeast Alaska community of Kake, which a tribal official earlier said had gone into lockdown. Alaska Sta...

 

Searchers find body near Kake

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers on Monday said a Kake man who reported missing on Saturday was found dead by a canine team searching for...

 

Alaska activates crisis standards of care for PMC, others

The State of Alaska activated its crisis standards of care document Saturday for 20 health care facilities across the state according to a press...

 

Covid delays northbound barge

The Alaska Marine Lines barge which departed Seattle on Friday, September 24, has been delayed and all scheduled ports north of Ketchikan will be...

 

Mining company looks for precious metals in SE AK

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian mining company has been looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska. Millrock Resources, 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Alaska as virus spreads

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —The number of Alaskans hospitalized with COVID-19 has risen, worrying health care providers who are facing staffing issues and...

 

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...

 

Seward plans parade to honor hometown gold medalist swimmer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor. Festivities...

 

Small Alaska town embraces state's 1st swimmer to win gold

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Olympic buzz permeates an Alaska coastal community thousands of miles away from Japan and nearly a full day after Lydia...

 

AK cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” ho...

 

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) - Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into the country on Aug. 9 — without a 14-day...

 

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...

 

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