Analysis: ‘0 percent’ chance Legislature addresses deficit this year

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 22:47
Senate Majority maintains opposition to tax hike

On taxes, the gap between the coalition majority that runs the Alaska House of Representatives and the predominantly Republican Senate Majority can literally be measured in miles.

Flu tops murder for cause of death in Alaska in 2016

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:51

Flu and pneumonia killed more Alaskans in 2016 than assault or homicide, according to new statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Juneau couple survives Las Vegas shooting, recounts harrowing experience

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:12
Country needs to change way guns are regulated, they say

“We are the face of gun violence in America.”

Supreme Court says no to hearing UCIDA case

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:28

The lawsuit over whether the federal government or the state should manage Cook Inlet’s salmon fisheries won’t get its day in the U.S. Supreme Court after all.

Alaska mayors again plead for Legislature to fix deficit

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:17

For the past two years, mayors across Alaska have pleaded for the Alaska Legislature to do something — anything — to solve the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.

Senator, former backer of SB91, seeks its repeal

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:17

Sen. Mia Costello has heard enough.

Garbage bear shot dead

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:49

A black bear believed to have a taste for garbage was found dead Sept. 18 behind Mendenhall Mall. News of the death was released Friday by Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

Alaska Dispatch now in Chapter 7 to liquidate remaining assets

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:49

Any chance to reorganize Alice Rogoff’s remaining Alaska Dispatch newspaper holdings after the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was deemed at “0.00 percent” by her attorney at a Sept. 21 hearing, bad news for those left holding the bag on more than $2 million of debts.

Legislature’s mistake may shut down ferry system

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:01

A legislative mistake may mean a spring shutdown of the Alaska Marine Highway.

Mallott rejects salmon habitat ballot initiative

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 19:43

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied an application on Sept. 12 to put a voter initiative on the 2018 statewide ballot that would have tightened the state’s permitting requirements for development projects with the potential to impact salmon streams.