Redistricting Board Executive Director Dies

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The executive director of the state Redistricting Board is dead.  Ron Miller's death Sunday was unexpected, and will make the...

House, Senate Give Final Approvals to Next Year’s Operating Budget

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The House and Senate Friday morning gave their final approvals to the negotiated operating budget for next...

Less Oil in Petroleum Reserve-Alaska than Estimated

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage Federal scientists say it looks as if there is a lot less oil in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska...

Redistricting Holds Last Statewide Public Hearings

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state’s Redistricting Board held the last of its statewide public hearings Friday. The Board next...

Lack of Funding Could Mean Gaps in Weather Forecasting, Wilderness Rescue

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The continuing resolution that’s keeping the federal government operating does not include hundreds of millions of dollars to...

Subsistence Board Decides How to Handle Proposed Changes

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in 2009 he planned to review the...

Redistricting Draft Splits Petersburg

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Draft redistricting plans would split Petersburg, marginalize its residents and reduce funding for local projects. That’s according to ...

US House Votes on ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC That Republican vote in the U.S. House to block any government funding connected to abortion Wednesday included Alaska's...

Court Upholds Decision Halting Juneau Access Projects

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a lower court decision halting the Juneau Access project. The...

House, Senate Agree on State’s Operating Budget

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau 17 days into the special legislative session – and the House and Senate Wednesday finally agreed on the...

Fate of Denali Commission Funds Still Unknown

Photo and Story by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Staff at Alaska’s Denali commission are waiting to hear whether or not they will...

Anchorage Officials Campaign to End Panhandling

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Anchorage officials are starting a campaign to end panhandling in the city.  Mayor Dan Sullivan said Wednesday that...

Today Marks 100th Anniversary of Cordova Coal Party

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks It’s the 100 year anniversary of a fight between Alaskans and the federal government over energy resources.  Lieutenant...

Subsistence Board Votes to Set Hard Cap on Bycatch

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage The Federal Subsistence Board voted in favor of setting a hard cap on bycatch accidentally caught by fishermen...

Coast Guard Names Sitka a ‘Coast Guard City’

Photo and Story by Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka Sitka was officially named a “Coast Guard City” on Saturday. The designation belongs to only...

Tribal Leaders Work to Resolve ANCSA Issues

Sophie Evan, KYUK – Bethel Alaska Native tribal leaders are meeting this week about unresolved issues of ANCSA or the Alaska Native Claims...

Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals Hearing Cases in Alaska

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage A panel of judges from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is in Alaska to hear appeals on cases...

BOEMRE May Be Able to Monitor Offshore Rigs Electronically

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Monday at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, BOEMRE head Michael Bromwich talked a little more about plans to...

Shell Hoping to Begin Drilling 10 Exploratory Wells Starting in 2012

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC and Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Shell Alaska is asking the federal government to review a new set...

Delegation Cheers bin Laden Death, Encourages Vigilance

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Congressional delegation is cheering the death of Al Qaeda leader and 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. ...