After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:14
Advisory committee will make recommendations this summer

By the numbers alone, Anchorage’s first election held by mail has been a smashing success.

Pebble lays out smaller mine plan

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:50

The Pebble Limited Partnership is changing its plans and its tone as it continues its permitting process.

Alaska Supreme Court allows independents into Dems’ primary

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:52
Democrats have been seeking the ability to welcome independents for more than a year

Alaska Supreme Court rules that independents may challenge Democrats in the Democratic Party’s primary elections.

Wells Fargo forces cannabis lab closure

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:39
Steep Hill is one of first two laboratories in the state

One of Alaska’s three marijuana testing labs has been shut down by Wells Fargo bank, leaving the state’s growers with only two options for state-mandated testing.

Ruffner files to run against Seaton for House seat

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:25

A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature.

Fields withdraws name from fish board consideration

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 20:23

It was a quick dip into the state fisheries politics pool for Duncan Fields.

Kenai Peninsula fifth healthiest borough in Alaska

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 19:36

A broad look into the health of counties nationwide placed the Kenai Peninsula into the top fifth of boroughs in Alaska.

Alaska’s winter was warmer than average

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:48

Most of Alaska had a warmer, wetter winter than usual, and a warmer, drier summer may be on its way.

Land auction opens

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 21:46
Would-be rural settlers can own a slice of the Last Frontier on the cheap

Would-be rural settlers can own a slice of the Last Frontier on the cheap.

Next steps after sheep, goats test positive for pathogen

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 21:43

Some of Alaska’s wild sheep and goat populations are infected with a bacterium game managers and hunters have been nervous about, though the implications aren’t quite clear yet.