Senators look back on productive year

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:57

Alaska’s two senators and lone congressman have been busy in the past year.

House struggles could risk Permanent Fund Corp. in long term

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:50
As session nears end, no deal yet to protect state investments

As the Alaska Legislature careens toward the end of its 2018 regular session, the head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is urging lawmakers to put brakes on their ability to spend from the fund.

Alaska Senate approves $1,600 PFD

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:56
Agreement with House tally means payout will not figure in end-of-session negotiations

The Alaska Senate has voted to keep this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend at $1,600.

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.