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.

Chenault tests waters for gubernatorial bid

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:24

Nikiski’s state legislator is looking for support for a run for state governor.

Railbelt utilities make progress to pool resources

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:05

Leaders of Alaska’s largest electric utilities hope to have a green light from state regulators to form new infrastructure management companies in a little more than a year.

Alaska delegation reacts to Trump’s suspension of DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:04

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will end a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in six months.