A U.S. House subcommittee today considered a bill aimed at creating a deepwater dock at Point Spencer, a narrow curlicue of land on the Bering Strait, just south of the Arctic Circle. Alaska Congressman Don Young says his bill would divide the 2,000 acre spit among the Coast Guard, the state and the Bering Strait Native Corp., creating a partnership to build a port.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Flint Hills Resources.
The city of Seward will benefit from a two point five million dollar federal grant that was announced on Tuesday.
Members of the public criticized how the Juneau School District handled a hazing incident in May that involved seven seniors paddling six incoming freshmen. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, they said the perceived punishment of the offenders wasn’t harsh enough.
Meanwhile, a state education official commended the district for trying to change the culture of hazing.
Terms like tribal sovereignty, Native Rights, and co-management, are all open to interpretation. One of the most vocal groups in the Y-K Delta, Yupiit Nation, recently met to hash out their vision of future governance in the region. Members have a spectrum of views about what tribal sovereignty really means.
New Eagle River bridge will be built as part of the Glenn Highway widening project in Eagle River.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents Monday voted Monday to rescind President Pat Gamble’s $320,000 retention bonus by a 9-1 vote. The Board reviewed the decision to award the bonus at the request of President Gamble.
The partners described the pre-filing as a “major milestone” in the development of a liquefied natural gas export project that could cost upward of $45 billion.
The U.S. House today passed a bill to allow Alaska Natives to sell handicrafts that include the feathers of migratory birds. Alaska Congressman Don Young, who sponsored the bill, says it will end a “bizarre policy” that allows Native people to hunt the birds and make handicrafts from feathers but not sell their creations.
The National Park Service published a proposal in the national register last week that would permanently prohibit some sport hunting practices in Alaska’s ten national preserves. The Park Service has sparred with the state for years over hunting in National Preserves.
Alaskans who buy health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace will see a significant rate hike for next year. The state Division of Insurance says consumers can expect to pay an increase of more than 30 percent on average for coverage.
Plaintiffs in a voting rights lawsuit are reacting to news that a Federal Court Judge has ruled in their favor. Wednesday a judge ruled that the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations into Native languages.
An investigation released Thursday details a long list of failures in how the Alaska National Guard handles reports of sexual assault and other matters. In response to the findings, Governor Sean Parnell asked for the resignation of National Guard Major General Thomas Katkus, effective immediately.
Maryland tax authorities said this week they’ll investigate whether Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan improperly benefited from tax breaks intended for Maryland residents for a house he owned in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
As it turns out, Sullivan’s history of voting in Alaska elections may cost him.
Ongoing case against coal pollution in Seward thrown back to lower court by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Three judges of the Ninth Circuit met in Anchorage in August.