Tag: State

Alaskan Dropped from FCC Board Amid Questions

An Alaskan appointed to a federal Communications Commission board, was dropped after a letter from Governor Sean Parnell's Chief of Staff asked for a...

Resource Policy Trip to Norway Expenses Exceed 90,000

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The state has paid more than $91,600 in expenses for lawmakers who attended a recent policy tour in Norway.

Palin Decides Against Presidential Run, Municipal Election Results and Mayor Dan Sullivan’s Proposed Budget

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Stories up for discussion this week are: Palin not running for president; Municipal elections results outside Anchorage; Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's proposed budget for 2012; Alaska's oil and has tax report to legislature, soaring prison costs, State settles suit over rural schools, Alaska Native Corporation EyakTek corruption scheme, and John Katz steps down as head of the Governor's office in Washington. KSKA: Friday 10/7 at 2:00 pm & Sat 10/8 at 6:00 pm KAKM: Friday 10/7 at 7:30 pm & Sat 10/8 at 5:00 pm

Conoco May Get Access to NPRA

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The state and Conoco-Phillips are getting federal support for drilling plans in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska – NPRA. Conoco-Phillips has several leases in the area, but has so far been blocked from developing them by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ refusing to allow the construction of a bridge over the Colville River.

Marine Highway Under New Leadership

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The Governor’s Advisory Board on the state’s marine highway system has new leadership. The Marine Transportation Advisory Board met late last week in Skagway - home of Mike Korsmo, outgoing Chair of the board.

Man Dies in State Maximum Security Prison

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A man died in the state's maximum security prison in Seward and it is under investigation by the state Bureau of Investigation, who will not speculate on a cause of death for Egan J Tommy, 24, until they get a report from the state medical examiner.

Ferry Returns to Service

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The Alaska state ferry Fairweather will return to service this weekend. Alaska Marine Highway Director Mike Neussel says repairs have been completed on the water jet that sprung a leak in late August.

Parks Highway Bridge Under Discussion

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Federal and state Transportation officials held an open house today at Denali National Park to talk about a project to replace a bridge on the Parks Highway, and to get public comments about the proposal.

Yukon Skipper Dies After Fish Tender Capsizes

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Alaska State Troopers are reporting the pilot as 23-year-old Gerald Richardson Minock. They say he was the only one on board when the boat turned upside down sometime Tuesday night or, more likely, early Wednesday morning.

Yukon Skipper Dies After Fish Tender Capsizes

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A Pilot Station man is dead after a 32-foot tender he was piloting flipped over in the Yukon River.Alaska State Troopers are reporting the pilot as 23-year-old Gerald Richardson Minock.

Two Feared Dead After Plane Crash Near Bering Glacier

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The wreckage of a single engine plane was found Tuesday at Seal River, below the Bering Glacier. State Troopers found no bodies there, but the plane's owner, Richard Stoltzfus of Cordova and his passenger, John Dick, are feared dead. The plane was badly damaged. The two were part of a group of five staying at a cabin in the area.

The Alaska State Fair

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Wednesday, August 17 @ 2:00 pm The Alaska State Fair starts next week, with rides and booths, national headline entertainment, and, of course, gigantic vegetables. Have you ever seen a 19-pound carrot? Or a 76-pound rutabaga? What are you waiting for? We’ll talk about the practicalities of having a good visit to the fair, fun memories, and what makes it so enjoyable.

State Ferry Fairweather Back in Service After Mechanical Problem

The state ferry Fairweather is back in service after it had to cancel its run to Sitka Wednesday due to a mechanical problem involving steering and staffing. The problem was corrected with a new component in the control system and the Coast Guard cleared the vessel to proceed on Thursday.

20-Year-Old Case Solved

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There’ll be no arrest, no prosecution, or a conviction. But, Tuesday the Palmer District Attorney’s office and the state troopers officially closed a 20 year old sexual assault case, satisfied they’d finally identified the perpetrator.

Seward Highway Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 14 Injured

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The Seward Highway has been closed in both directions due to a three-vehicle crash near Indian.

Senate Ready to Approve One-Year Extension to Coastal Zone Management

The state Senate is ready to agree to a one-year extension of the state's Coastal Zone Management system without changes.