Congress appropriates $200M for fisheries disasters

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:13

Commercial fishermen across the Gulf of Alaska might finally receive some checks from the federal government after the pink salmon disaster in 2016.

Bill would extend reinsurance program

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:37

The state is looking to extend health care reinsurance program, which is set to expire this year.

Mumps confirmed in Juneau for first time in 20 years

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:56
Rare disease reaches capital city as outbreak continues in Anchorage

Rare disease reaches capital city as outbreak continues in Anchorage.

Fishing license sales drop in 2017

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:21

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sportfishing license sales fell last year, even while its revenue from license sales increased.

Walker: Permanent Fund should bring jobs to state

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:56
At Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Bill Walker says Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. could employ more here

In a speech to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker told the assembled crowd that he believes the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation should bring more of its investment managers to Juneau.

State asks to build more public use cabins to meet demand

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:12

Alaska’s public use cabins are really popular.

Network seeks to bring together data on harmful algal blooms

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:57

A group of scientists is coming together to share information related to harmful algal blooms in Alaska.

Murkowski sees reason for optimism, though work remains to be done

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:10

The economy still isn’t great in Alaska, but there are reasons to be positive, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Cuts in commercial fishing budgets lead to reductions in staffing

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:09

Budget cuts at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have led to reductions in staffing in the commercial fishing division, leading to a potential loss in fishing opportunity.

Alaska Legislature considers bills to create electronic hunting, fishing licenses

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:45
HB 129 and HB 260 are advancing through the legislative process

The exact details of how the license would be carried and displayed have yet to be determined.