Walker nominates 2, including fish board chair, to federal fish council

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:53

Gov. Bill Walker has nominated two Alaskans for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council — one a current member and one the chairman of the Board of Fisheries.

Bill seeks to expand cottage food sales, farm tours

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:53

Kenai Peninsula farmer and local food advocates are leading the charge for a bill to expand what local farms can offer for consumers and tourists.

Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III will not run for re-election in 2018

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:49

Kito will remain in office and continue to serve his district until the end of the term.

State budget battles may stall amid election year

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:24

Three years into the Legislature’s budget battles, a comprehensive fix to the state’s fiscal problems doesn’t seem likely to come down this year.

Conflict sparks over Walker’s fish board appointment

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:36

Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries.

Alaska finances better, not good, new report suggests

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:39
Department of Revenue’s oil forecast boosts expected earnings by more than $200 million

Projections show average oil prices $5 higher than they were in the fall.

UAF launches center focusing on salmon, society

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:36

The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges.

Felony indictments against Maw dismissed

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:59

The felony indictments against a former Board of Fisheries nominee have been dismissed.

Bill seeks to broaden naturopathy practice

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:26

Naturopathic physicians in Alaska want to be able to practice medicine as primary care providers.

Fish board takes on hatchery issues

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:15

After a number of people voiced concerns about the state’s salmon hatcheries, the Board of Fisheries has decided to dedicate a committee to learn more about them.