Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed a new budget Wednesday that would spend most of the cash left in the state's primary savings account to sustain government services at status quo levels, while paying out record-sized Permanent Fund dividends.
While the Alaska Constitution grants the governor substantial powers over state finances, they’re far from absolute, and the governor’s initial proposal often amounts to an opening offer instead of the last word.
Anchorage natural gas company Enstar is asking state regulators to allow it to bill its customers to recover $1 million in costs from last year's major earthquake.
A newly formed committee charged with planning for Alaska's once-a-decade redistricting process will hold its first meeting next week.
The flight that crashed at the Dutch Harbor airport last month, killing a passenger, landed amid unfavorable but shifting winds, according to an initial federal report released Friday. And it was captained by a pilot with relatively little experience at the controls of Saab-2000 plane he was flying, the report said.
An organization funded by the Murdoch family has donated more than a half-million dollars to a campaign to overhaul Alaska’s election laws and establish a system of ranked choice voting, making it easier to elect independent candidates.
Passenger on Unalaska flight recounts crash landing: ‘He’s not going to stop — we’re going into the water’
Patrick Lee, 57, was on the plane returning home with his wife, daughter and granddaughter Thursday night. He said the approach was bumpy, though the pilot managed to get the plane on the ground.
Protesters standing with their back to the stage during Governor Mike Dunleavy's speech at the 2019 AFN convention in Fairbanks. (Photo by Casey Grove/Alaska Public Media) A group...
An Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. sign in the office in Juneau, March 14, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) Each Alaska resident will receive a $1,606 Permanent Fund...
Twice this year, Alaska investigators have cracked cold cases using new DNA technology called genetic genealogy. Steve Armentrout, Parabon NanoLabs chief executive, says it's a new science that's expanding quickly.
Many of the local firefighters are still at the scene, but their initial efforts were especially important, officials said, amid diminished staffing levels at the end of the fire season, and as other wildfires around the state were competing for staff and equipment.
A 19-mile stretch of the Parks Highway was closed some 80 miles north of Anchorage, as authorities called for the evacuation of a subdivision that only has one road in and out.
Tali Birch Kindred, daughter of deceased state Sen. Birch, takes step toward trying to fill his seat
The daughter of recently-deceased state senator Chris Birch, Tali Birch Kindred, is seeking to replace him, according to documents she filed with state regulators Friday.
Typically, some of the most intense fights at the Alaska state Capitol are between Democrats and Republicans. But one of the biggest ideological fractures complicating this year's legislative session is within the GOP, and that's creating some strange bedfellows.
Alaska lawmakers failed Wednesday to override some $400 million in budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, as fewer legislators were present in Juneau than the 45 votes needed to reverse the governor.
Linda Hulen, an Anchorage teacher, speaks about Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget vetoes with Anchorage GOP Reps. Gabrielle LeDoux (left) and Laddie Shaw after Republican legislators held a meeting in Wasilla....
Monday’s special session in Wasilla wasn't just a meeting for Alaska’s Republican legislators. It also gave road system Alaskans a chance to offer their opinions about the huge dilemma facing lawmakers right now: whether to uphold Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's major line-item budget vetoes.
For years, the Alaska Supreme Court has stymied conservatives' efforts to limit state-funded abortion. On Friday, GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy employed a new tactic: He vetoed $335,000 from the Supreme Court's budget, in a move that critics say threatens the judiciary's independence.
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