Around 1 p.m. today, Governor Sean Parnell’s office turned over nearly 600 pages of emails concerning the administration’s response to misconduct in the Alaska National Guard. The documents come five months after they were originally requested. And one day after a superior court judge ordered the administration to make them available.
Crude oil prices are hovering in the $80 range, and in Alaska that brings with it worries over the budget. But economists from either side of the political spectrum have roughly the same take on what’s playing out: it’s too early to tell.
Leroy Blair Dick, Jr., now 44, is expected to be tried on a first degree murder charge before a jury of peers at the Dillingham courthouse next week. Pending further delay, jury selection will begin Monday, November 3.
Y-K Delta State Senator Lyman Hoffman surprised some people when he endorsed Republican Dan Sullivan for US Senate. In an interview with KYUK today, Hoffman explained why he took a stance in the high profile race in which Sullivan is seeking Senator Mark Begich’s job.
Laying out neighborhoods isn’t the world’s most glamorous job. But every October, urban planners make an extra effort to get people interested in that work for National Community Planning Month.
In Unalaska, that meant helping some of the town’s youngest residents design a world all their own.
Governor’s Office Releases Hundreds Of National Guard Documents; Economists Say It’s Too Early To Determine Effects Of Current Low Oil Prices; Leroy B. Dick Jr. Murder Trial Next Week in Dillingham; Fire Investigators Wrap Up Work in Bethel; State Senator Lyman Hoffman Explains Endorsement Of U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan; Unalaska Youth Take Part In National Community Planning Month; AK: Murder; 300 Villages: Twin Hills
The 2014 General Election is approaching quickly and Alaska’s voters will have a lot of big decisions to make, ranging from minimum wage and marijuana legalization, to choosing the state’s next governor and a U.S. Senator. Click here to find a range of election information.
In October, the Pebble Limited Partnership filed its third lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, this time seeking documents Pebble alleges were not turned over through prior Freedom of Information Act requests. The EPA is moving forward to establish restrictions against water use in Bristol Bay which will likely prevent development of the Pebble deposit.
A short growing season, limited transportation links, high fuel prices – the list of barriers to strengthening Alaska’s local food system is long. It’s hard to know where to start.
APRN: Tuesday, 11/4 at 10:00am
One of your duties as a voter is to select judges for retention. Toward the back of your voter guide, you will find considerable information about those judges. Their basic biography-everything from their age to what communities in the state that they have been residents of. Their education, the political and government positions they have held, their interests and a statement from the judges themselves.
KSKA: Friday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m.
In Years Prior To Investigation, Chaplains And Parnell Aide Submitted Guard Complaints To Governor’s Top Staff
Parnell’s former military affairs advisor says that when she reached out to the about complaints about the Guard, she was directed to involve the leadership the complaints concerned. She was also told that the Administration had already addressed these types of allegations.
An Alaska Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the governor’s office must start providing documents about the National Guard scandal to Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News. The State has until noon Friday to hand over any related public records they have already identified and a privilege log that explains why they cannot provide other documents.
Judge Rules State Must Comply With National Guard Records Request; Organizations Making Final Push To Encourage Alaska Native Voters; YKHC Moves Into New Prematernal Home; Timeline Begins To Emerge From National Guard Documents; Refuge Proposes Shooting Caribou that Swim Off Adak; Report: Second-Growth Logging Can Start Now;
As Election Day nears, Native organizations in Juneau are making one last big push to encourage voters through a Get Out the Native Vote information rally on Saturday.
A facility that has lowered infant and mother morbidity rates in the Y-K Delta has a new home. Bethel’s Prematernal Home has moved to a new building along the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The new Home is three times the size of the old one and has improved amenities for the region’s expectant mothers during the final stage of pregnancy.
Adak Island is home to something you won’t find much of elsewhere in the Aleutians: a herd of caribou, introduced in the 1950s as a hunting option for the naval base. The base has since closed, but the caribou are still there — and lately, some have been striking out for new pastures. It’s got wildlife refuge managers looking to keep a herd from forming where hunters can’t follow.
Tongass National Forest officials want the timber industry to log and process fewer old trees. They’re planning a 10- to-15-year transition to harvesting younger forests. Two Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say it can happen sooner.