Like most of the state, Alaska’s only railroad operator is coping with a steep drop in revenue in the wake of a decline in oil prices, but is hoping to build other lines of business in the meantime.
ANCHORAGE — Dylan Hatfield got one last chance to see his brother and five other crewmen on the Destination, a 98-foot crab boat missing and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea.
Like many, retired paramedic and Anchorage resident Teresa Gray had experienced the Syrian refugee crisis through casual news consumption.
Soldotna residents can take a look at how their tax dollars were spent during the last fiscal year in two reports put together by the city.
The host Nikolaevsk girls basketball team defeated Homer’s junior varsity 61-24 on Monday in nonconference action.
The rollout for Senate Bill 91, the judicial reform bill passed by the Legislature last year in an effort to combat high recidivism rates and overcrowded prisons, hasn’t gone altogether smoothly. Seen as going easy on criminals by some members of the general public and often criticized by state prosecutors, the law has become a frequent target of those dissatisfied with the judicial system. The Legislature this session has responded by discussing revisions to the law. That’s appropriate. Like many other far-reaching bills, there are ways to tweak SB 91 to be responsive to public concerns without throwing the initiative out entirely.
A bill to raise as much as $37 million for the state of Alaska through the sale of its royalty oil has been approved by the Alaska Senate.
One of the biggest complaints members of the public have had about the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s invocation policy lawsuit is the cost. As it turns out, neither the borough nor the plaintiffs are paying the full bill.
ANCHORAGE — Six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat have gone missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea, and their employers are clinging to hope that they might somehow be found safe.
With whirls of fat, wet snowflakes mixing with cold rain around Southcentral Alaska, “you can’t ask for poorer conditions for traveling,” said spokesperson Shannon McCarthy of the Alaska Department of Transportation. Heavy snowfall over the weekend and temperatures warming to the low 30s Monday have made the area’s highways slick and spotted with drifts of snow.