APRN News – Alaska Politics
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski brought in nearly $1.1 million toward her re-election bid during the latest fundraising period.
A group of Juneau residents are petitioning to have the Mississippi state flag removed from a display of flags lining one of the city’s main streets.
Nothing illustrates American disinterest in the Arctic as much as its tiny inventory of icebreakers. Alaska leaders, among others, say the country can’t assert its national interests, or see the economic benefits of a melting Arctic, without more icebreakers. But some now ask, why buy when you can lease?
Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft says if Shell is allowed to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer, the Coast Guard will be there with five ships and two aircraft. But, the admiral says, nothing about the Arctic is easy.
Charges have been filed agaianst two Anchorage residents for starting the Sockeye wildfire.
Are North Slope oil tax credits a good investment for the State of Alaska? That’s the question asked by a recent report from the Department of Revenue. The researchers answer: No, not compared to other options. But some experts say the paper doesn’t give the tax credits a fair shake.
About 30 Alaskans in their teens and 20s were in Washington, D.C. today to participate in the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering. The highlight for many was a passionate speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Army said today it plans to cut 2,600 troops from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and another 75 soldiers from Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. That would slice two-thirds of the personnel from the 4-25th, the only airborne brigade in the Pacific.
The Inspector General for Veterans Affairs has verified a host of problems at the VA’s Mat-Su outpatient clinic.
An icebreaker leased to Shell sprang a leak and had to return to Dutch Harbor early Friday morning. The MV Fennica carries the company’s capping stack — a critical piece of safety equipment for Shell’s plan to drill two wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea.
Last October, executive branch was ordered to release thousands of pages of documents related to the Guard just days before an election that then-Gov. Sean Parnell lost. Recently, Gov. Bill Walker has re-released many of those same records, along with new ones.
Three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would fund the implementation of Erin’s Law in states where it’s been adopted.
Ethan Berkowitz formally became the new Mayor of Anchorage on Wednesday. The celebration downtown was a marked departure from past inaugurations, with a heavy emphasis on changing directions at city hall.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is still finalizing a plan to for the most recent cut to its budget, but Bristol Bay shouldn’t see too many more cuts, said Commercial Fisheries Director Jeff Regnart during a recent visit to Dillingham
Gov. Bill Walker has appointed members to a new board charged with developing regulations for the cultivation and sale of legal marijuana in Alaska.
Gov. Bill Walker is delaying payment of $200 million worth of oil tax credits. The veto is the most significant change the governor made to the state budget.
It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state’s available revenue.
Packing up his office after six years on the job, Mayor Dan Sullivan reflects on what he’ll take with him, and what gets left behind.
World leaders speak of the Arctic as a “zone of peace and co-operation.” But continued tranquility is just one forecast for the region. A much darker scenario came today from a Canadian policy scholar with an insider’s view of Russia.
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the right of citizens to make changes to the congressional redistricting process through initiatives. With one congressional district for the whole state, it’s impossible to gerrymander Alaska when it comes to national representation. But the decision could draw more attention to how political lines for the Legislature are drawn.