APRN News – Alaska Politics
Gov. Bill Walker may call a special session of the Legislature next month to consider the Alaska LNG Project, and a possible state purchase of TransCanada’s share in the gas pipeline.
In the wake of President Obama’s visit, Alaskans are still sorting out the significance of new climate initiatives, cultural recognition, and more. But there’s lingering frustration among one particularly vocal group, who found that all the president’s messages came from the same place: His staff.
President Obama’s visit to Alaska was unprecedented in terms of the length of stay and the places he visited. Governor Bill Walker was able to have the President’s full attention on Air Force One. What will this historic visit mean for Alaska’s future? What did our state’s top executive discuss with the Commander in Chief and how was it received?
APRN: Tuesday, 9/8 at 10:00am
Alaskans of all stripes came out this week for a chance to shake hands with President Obama, or glimpse his motorcade, but one person not on hand was Don Young, Alaska’s only member of the U.S. House of representatives.
An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities is looking to cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.
A celebration took place in Kotzebue as final preparations are made for President Obama’s visit today. And with the spotlight on the Northwest Arctic hub — for the first visit by an American president above the Arctic Circle — local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future.
President Obama is flying to Dillingham and Kotzebue today. The White House says he’ll announce a new role for the Denali Commission in helping Alaska communities respond to climate-change impacts. Yesterday, Mother Nature indulged him with stunning fall weather in Seward.
As president Barack Obama plans to shift his focus to western Alaska by midweek, residents of Kotzebue — the northwest Arctic hub of about 4,000 people — are making final preparations for the president’s historic visit above the Arctic Circle.
A federal judge in Anchorage has ordered a former EPA official to appear in a case involving whether or not the Environmental Protection Agency acted improperly in the lead up the agency’s proposed restrictions against the Pebble Mine. Phillip North’s emails were reportedly destroyed, and he has apparently left the country.
As President Barack Obama plans to shift his focus to western Alaska by midweek, residents of Kotzebue — the northwest Arctic hub of about 4,000 people — are making final preparations for the president’s historic visit above the Arctic Circle.
Air Force 1 landed in Anchorage yesterday, with President Obama and Gov. Walker on board. Obama’s motorcade sped downtown, where the president struck a somber note in a speech about climate change.
About 200 people gathered on the Park Strip in downtown Anchorage on Monday afternoon to protest offshore drilling in the Arctic and to speak in favor of stronger measures to fight climate change.
The Alaska Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block the state of Alaska from expanding Medicaid. About 20,000 more people will become eligible Tuesday.
President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week, aimed at highlighting his push to fight climate change, comes just two weeks after his administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Some Alaskan environmentalists see a disconnect between the president’s rhetoric and his actions on climate change.
President Obama is due to arrive in Alaska on Monday, and the White House says he will announce a new official name for North America’s tallest mountain.
Secretary of State John Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming.
Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Alaska with President Barack Obama on Monday.
Alaska is readying to host a rare high-profile meeting of international diplomats focusing on the challenges facing Arctic communities.
To a president calling for global action on climate change, Alaska is one big show-and-tell exhibit. Exit Glacier is on the presidential itinerary next week, and Obama is expected to announce new Alaska initiatives related to climate.
An Anchorage Superior Court Judge ruled Friday afternoon that Medicaid expansion can go forward in Alaska as planned next week. Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the Alaska Legislative Council’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop the program. The council is appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court.