Alaska Department of Labor to use $1.2 million grant for opioid response

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:13

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development plans to use $1.2 million from the federal government for its first programs specifically to help people affected by opioid addiction get back into the workforce.

A look into how salmon hatcheries mark their fish

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 21:09

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-story series about the operations of Alaska’s salmon hatcheries and their impacts in the North Pacific. Part two will explore the role that hatchery fish and marking play in the negotiation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Groups war for voters on salmon initiative

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:11

As voters try to decide whether to support or go against a ballot measure related to salmon streams protections, the groups on both sides are actively campaigning and the courts have yet to decide is clear to go.

Poor salmon runs result in low harvests, disaster request

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:54

Poor salmon returns across the Gulf of Alaska are putting commercial fishing catches far behind the average and prompting a request for a disaster declaration.

Mead Treadwell joins governor’s race at last minute

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:50

Republican voters in Alaska get to choose their gubernatorial candidate from among a former senator, a prominent businessman and a former lieutenant governor who jumped into the race at the last minute.

Alaska cities, boroughs see more cash from Department of the Interior

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:41
Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s funding efforts pay off for communities

The Department of the Interior will send more than $32.3 million to local governments across Alaska as part of this year’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program.

Alaska unions clobbered by Supreme Court decision

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:41
Conservative-friendly decision weakens financial spine of labor organizations

Alaska’s public-sector unions warned Wednesday that a new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will have significant effects across the state.

Tariffs ding commercial fishing industry

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:22

Fishermen and seafood harvesters may take a major trade hit with the announcement of new tariffs from China, though the details still aren’t clear.

Juneau program makes strides in helping homeless population

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:22
Emergency services use has decreased since housing project went up.

Emergency services use has decreased since housing project went up.

Despite pending lawsuit, Gov. Bill Walker signs oil and gas borrowing bill

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:33
House Bill 331 allows the state to borrow up to $1 billion for oil and gas tax credits

Despite a pending lawsuit, Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday signed legislation allowing the state of Alaska to borrow up to $1 billion in order to pay tax credits promised to oil and gas companies.