An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new — set up courts for about one-fourth of Alaska’s tribes.
The State Department of Natural Resources has announced the dates for the short-term closure of the Haines State Forestry office.
While some governors around the country have raised concerns about accepting Syrian refugees following last week's attacks in Paris, Gov. Bill Walker is focused on Alaska's budget woes.
The White House has announced that President Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to Alaskan Bonnie Carroll. Carroll founded an organization called TAPS to help family members grieving the death of a military service member.
The Alaska Railroad has a lot riding on a highway bill pending in Congress. The railroad CEO says he hopes it will fix a technical mistake in a 2012 law that has shortchanged the Railroad $3 million a year.
Juneau's Marijuana Committee has decided to recommend the Assembly consider an 8 percent tax on marijuana sales.
The Interior city of Nenana will elect a new mayor in January following an abrupt resignation.
Residents are working to recall the mayor whose staff spent public money on purchases from and for her family members.
Bethel City Council has passed laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for city employees and contracted workers.
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation aimed at promoting pro bono legal services for domestic violence victims.
The Alaska LNG special session came to a close last week. It was the third special session held this year. Zachariah Hughes hosts a reporter's roundtable diving into the complex issues surround the LNG project. What decisions came out of this session? And what exactly does this mean for Alaska?
Last month, Gov. Bill Walker fired the director of his Washington, D.C. office and two associate directors, giving them 30 days notice. At the time, Walker’s spokeswoman said a new appointment was imminent. Now, though, Walker says he’s decided to leave the top job in D.C. empty.
Just in time for Veterans Day, the U.S. Senate has passed two bills to keep the military running, and they include several provisions specific to Alaska.
The City of Homer wants the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to pay a little more than $26,000 in natural gas assessments for eight state-owned plots of land. DOT refuses. The city and DOT are negotiating a solution.
A Ketchikan resident is proposing a tax on marijuana to support funding for school travel.
To receive state funding, Alaska schools must have a minimum of 10 students. At least, that’s the rule right now. But some lawmakers are looking at raising the number to 20 students — or even 25 — in an effort to slash state spending. If passed, the legislation could close around 60 schools statewide, including several in western Alaska.
Gov. Bill Walker visited Bethel Friday to meet with city and school officials as well as teachers and students displaced by Tuesday’s fire that incinerated the Kilbuck campus, housing two schools and residential dorms.
Politicians and captains of industry would give a small fortune for this invitation, but a 16-year-old Anchorage girl had an hour-long discussion yesterday with the President of the United States. The opportunity came as President Obama addressed the White House Tribal Nations Conference, an annual event that started with his administration.
The state of Alaska plans to appeal a judge's decision that found a regulation further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding to be unconstitutional.
For decades people came to Alaska for good paying jobs, but what's the outlook now for the future of our labor economy? With declining oil revenue, what will a great job in Alaska look like 10 years from now? How does this current downturn compare to past financial trouble?
APRN: Tuesday, November 10, 2015