JUNEAU — The president of a state-sponsored gas pipeline corporation on Tuesday pledged greater openness with Alaska lawmakers, many of whom have grown increasingly skeptical about the major project the corporation is trying to advance.
Jill Schaefer is taking over the job representing District 2 on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly after being elected by secret ballot.
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.