Poor northern Cook Inlet king returns lead to closures

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:06

King salmon runs to the Susitna River aren’t looking good for 2018, leading to closures in both the commercial fisheries and sportfisheries of Upper Cook Inlet.

State seeks federal exemption to manage sea otters

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:05

The state is targeting sea otters because of concerns about their growing population.

Alaska House approves stopgap ferry, Medicaid funding bill

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:51
House Bill 321 keeps services running until ordinary budget passes Legislature

House Bill 321 keeps services running until ordinary budget passes Legislature.

Premera to invest $50 million in health initiatives in Alaska

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:50

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is planning a multimillion-dollar investment into Alaska’s mental health and rural health care service.

This rodent has a lot to say about climate change

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 21:45
Warming temperatures may force a move for Alaska’s hoary marmot, lecturer says

Warming temperatures may force a move for Alaska’s hoary marmot, lecturer says.

Bill would add flexibility for disability services

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:43

Advocates are pushing for a bill that would give people with disabilities more say in state services.

State applies for Medicaid innovation project

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:25

The state is moving forward with a plan to reorganize Medicaid services for certain individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

Dunleavy makes rounds on peninsula in bid for governor

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 21:25

Former state Senator Mike Dunleavy is out touring the state, rounding up support for his gubernatorial bid.

Legislature considering bill to crack down on derelict vessels

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:22

Harbormasters and state officials are looking for a little more authority to regulate junk boats around Alaska.

Local students champion gun-control bill in Legislature

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:31
TMHS senior, among those supporting measure, says metal detectors are ‘security theater’

Juneau high school students and dozens of other Alaskans offered two hours of impassioned testimony Wednesday afternoon on the first gun-control proposal considered by the Alaska Legislature since a mass shooting killed 17 people and injured 14 more at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day.