Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO - Juneau
A Juneau Superior Court judge has ruled that Gov. Mike Dunleavy didn’t have the power to extend many of his appointees’ terms late last year after the Legislature failed to meet to confirm them.
Dunleavy wrote fellow Republican Lora Reinbold a letter on Thursday saying she has “abdicated the tenets” of her oath of office after she attacked his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower has introduced a bill that would give the governor the power to directly appoint district and appeals court judges.
“I’m not a Democrat. And so I continue to be a Republican, but I am not a Trump Republican," said Murkowski at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. Murkowski is facing censure from state the state Republican party.
After a month-long stalemate, the dam has finally broken in Alaska's State House. With a new majority, speaker and committee assignments, legislators can finally get to work.
Kodiak Republican Rep. Louise Stutes was elected Alaska House speaker on Thursday, breaking a deadlock on the 24th day of the legislative session.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy warned Alaskans away from “misinformation” regarding the pandemic and his administration’s response to it. He encouraged people to challenge those making allegations.
State officials are scrambling to determine if they’ll still be able to allocate vaccines and determine who’s eligible if the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration expires at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.
When Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s pandemic disaster declaration expires this weekend, the state will lose a wide range of special powers to respond to COVID-19.
A new report found 529 excess deaths, more than twice as many as the 255 deaths Alaska doctors have determined the coronavirus disease caused in 2020. But it's not clear what caused them.
Independent Representative Josiah Patkotak from Utqiagvik will preside over the House until there’s a permanent speaker.
Alaska Attorney General Ed Sniffen is leaving his position 11 days after Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed him.
Dunleavy talks pandemic, big dividends and resource development in virtual State of the State address
Gov. Mike Dunleavy explained his approach to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for large permanent fund dividend payments and developing Alaska’s resources in his third State of the State address on Thursday.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed a bill to Alaska’s legislature on Monday that would extend the state’s COVID-19 public health disaster declaration through September.
Concerns raised about the future of Alaska’s foster care system under Dunleavy plan to split state health department
Tribal organizations, advocates for foster children and the largest state worker union are all voicing their concerns.
This ensures that the mostly Republican Senate majority will have at least one Democrat for the seventh straight year. Hoffman has been the only majority Democrat since 2017.
“Alaska’s viewed very differently by the rest of this country,” Dunleavy said in an interview. “And they don’t necessarily see this as a sovereign state. But they see it as a vision of a larger park. In 1959, that was not the vision.”
Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche was chosen as the Senate president.
Alaska lawmakers adopted a proposal Monday that would allow legislators to vote remotely through the same digital voting board as those in the Capitol building.