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Tlingit & Haida awarded $49 million grant to develop broadband infrastructure

The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced last Thursday that...

 
 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...

 

Six GOP-led states win national injunction against Biden student debt relief plan

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Monday issued a nationwide injunction indefinitely blocking the Biden administration’s student debt...

 

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

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 10, 2022

In closely watched Alaska U.S. Senate and House races, outcomes will take 2 weeks to be determined

The nation's eyes are on the U.S. Senate and House races in Alaska, but anyone wanting to know the... Full story

 

Years of flat state funding create budget stress for schools across Alaska

The Anchorage School District, which is considering the closure of six elementary schools amid a projected $68 million budget shortfall, isn’t the... Full story

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    November 3, 2022

House report: Pebble Mine backers "tried to trick regulators by pretending to pursue a smaller project"

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Backers of a proposed copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska “tried to trick regulators by pretending to pursue a smaller...

 

Early voting open for midterm election

Early in-person voting for the 2022 state general election opened on Monday. Petersburg residents...

 
 By James Brooks    News    October 20, 2022

Alaska absentee ballots should have two stamps, but one is OK, officials say

This year’s Alaska general election absentee ballot is a hefty document, weighing in between 1.1 and 1.2 ounces. If it were an ordinary letter,... Full story

 

Aleutian Airways to begin scheduled flights between Dutch Harbor and Anchorage

Aleutian Airways has announced that it will be launching a scheduled flight service between Dutch...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 6, 2022

Entomologists searching to learn more about bumblebees in Alaska

Haines—A couple armed with bug nets wading through roadside fireweed were searching for bumblebees in the Chilkat Valley north of Haines last month...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    October 6, 2022

Sitka assembly member and former Hoonah mayor compete for House seat long held by Kreiss-Tompkins

A Sitka assemblymember and a former Hoonah mayor are competing for the Alaska House of Representatives seat being vacated by five-term Sitka Democrat... Full story

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    October 6, 2022

At Kodiak fisheries debate, Gara and Walker find common ground while Dunleavy is a no-show

At a forum on fishery issues held in the seaport town of Kodiak, two of the leading gubernatorial contenders spent time focusing on a man who was not... Full story

 

Juneau landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

(AP) - A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the...

 

To boost local lumber, Alaska plans to alter quality-testing requirement

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is preparing a new program that would allow Alaska sawmills to sell lumber for local construction without... Full story

 

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials...

 

State requests 100% federal disaster funding to pay storm costs

Alaska officials are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide 100% of the funds necessary for Western Alaska communities to recover... Full story

 

Damage assessments begin in flooded remote Alaska villages

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities in Alaska were making contact Monday with some of the most...

 

Alaska dividend, energy check payout will be $3,284

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents will receive $3,284 as part of a combined payout that includes the annual dividend from the state’s...

 

Ferry system will suspend "dynamic pricing" plan

Three years after adopting a pricing plan that adds a surcharge for passenger, vehicle and...

 
 By Iris Samuels    News    September 8, 2022

Complaint alleges Dunleavy campaign engaged in 'scheme' to use public funds

A complaint filed Tuesday to the Alaska Public Offices Commission accuses Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who is running for reelection, of engaging...

 

Alaska mariculture effort wins $49 million federal grant

A statewide coalition of fisheries and economic development organizations, led by the Southeast Conference, has won a $49 million federal grant to...

 
 By James Brooks    News    September 8, 2022

Five takeaway lessons from Alaska's first ranked choice election

The Alaska Division of Elections on Friday certified the state’s Aug. 16 special general election for U.S. House, confirming Democrat Mary Peltola...

 

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