Dunleavy targets crime in first State of the State address

Gov. Mike Dunleavy promised to reduce crime and protect permanent fund dividends in his first State of the State address on Tuesday.

Republican Talerico falls one vote short of becoming House speaker

The vote was the latest action in a stalemate that’s preventing Alaska’s House of Representatives from beginning work this session.

Alaska’s population is down for the second year in a row — why?

More people are leaving Alaska than are moving to the state, leading to overall population decline. That's the major takeaway from data released earlier this month from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

Questions about federal shutdown’s impact on upcoming halibut season go unanswered

As the federal government shutdown wears on, a major question is going unanswered: Does the National Marine Fisheries Service have a plan to open Alaska’s halibut and sablefish fisheries if the shutdown lasts?

State of Alaska issues two key permits for Donlin mine

Along with the reclamation plan approval, the state also increased the amount of money Donlin Gold will be required to put down ahead of time for the mine’s cleanup.

Native corporations maintaining Alaska forests find a carbon credit buyer: oil company BP

BP Alaska is one of the biggest oil companies in the state. To help address climate change, it's paying to keep forests standing on land managed by two Alaska Native corporations.

Matthew Failor wins blistering fast Kuskokwim 300

Matthew Failor won the Kuskokwim 300 with 11 dogs in harness, setting a new race record at 7:02 a.m. Sunday.

Some GOP defied Trump on Russia sanctions, but Alaskans did not

Congress almost passed a measure to keep sanctions on companies affiliated with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. Alaska's Congressional delegation voted to let the Trump administration lift them.

Alaska officials call on court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act

Alaska’s attorney general and two of the state’s congressional lawmakers are calling on a federal appeals court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act. A U.S. district court judge struck the law down in October.

House chooses Neal Foster as temporary speaker, but there’s still no majority

Speaker Pro Tempore Neal Foster was able to swear in House appointee Sharon Jackson, but the legislative body still can’t form committees or start work on bills until a majority comes together.

Mat-Su emergency services director resigns with incendiary letter

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's emergency services director has resigned in a fiery, accusatory letter to the borough.

Those 20 ‘new’ interceptors Trump wants in Alaska? They’re not NEW new

President Trump highlighted the role of Fort Greely in the missile defense plan he unveiled Thursday. But what sounded like a call for a major expansion at the Interior base isn't breaking new ground.

Dunleavy seeks PFD back payments over three years

Alaskans who received permanent fund dividends in 2016 — and who still live in the state — would receive the back payment for 2016 this year.

On Alaska’s stately birds, some ponder the beguiling raven

There are flutterings of a small movement taking wing in Alaska to change the state bird from willow ptarmigan to raven.

Military’s remote Cold War radars face a new threat: climate change

Even with decades of technological advances, 15 remote radars across Alaska are still the military's primary way to monitor airspace over huge swaths of the continent. But now their core mission is threatened by climate change.

Communities reliant on Coast Guard services feel the pain of the federal gov. shutdown

Most U.S. Coast Guard operations are suspended and that’s holding up commercial boat and permit sales as well as some construction of passenger vessels.

State says it will temporarily recognize teaching license recommendations from UAA, amid accreditation loss

The state says it will recognize the UAA students who meet licensure requirements during 2019 Spring and Summer semesters.

Alaska House tied in knots on session’s first day

The uncertainty in the Alaska House of Representatives became clear when Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer attempted to swear in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s nominee to fill a vacant seat in Eagle River.

In this shutdown, every day is a winding road

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it's slow-going, but she sees progress at the U.S. Capitol among lawmakers working to end the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week. 

Last year, local governments shelled out $2.6 million for ‘ears on the ground’ in Alaska’s capital

At least $2.6 million in public money went to state lobbyists in 2018. That’s Alaska cities, boroughs and school districts hiring private contractors to represent them in the state capital.