Home » Entries posted by KTOO News Department

Walker, Republican leadership tangle over proposed LNG line

Walker, Republican leadership tangle over proposed LNG lineSince Gov. Bill Walker was inaugurated, he and the Legislature’s Republican leadership have traded reams of angry letters and testy press releases. Now, their paper battle has escalated into outright hostility.

Nearly $1 billion needed to modernize rural sanitation systems

Last year the state put about $9 million and federal agencies put $51 million toward rural sanitation in Alaska. The combined $60 million is less than half of allocations 10 years ago.

Dick Hotch Tournament commemorates influential Klukwan coach

Dick Hotch Tournament commemorates influential Klukwan coachThe event has continued for more than 30 years. Some teams consider it a warm-up for the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau

Salmon Sisters meld East Coast education with commercial fishing roots

Salmon Sisters meld East Coast education with commercial fishing rootsEmma and Claire Laukitis were born and raised on the Aleutian Islands near False Pass. Emma says it was quiet and simple upbringing.

Judge denies stay in education funding lawsuit

Judge denies stay in education funding lawsuitSuperior Court Judge William Carey on Friday denied a motion for a stay of his January decision that the required local contribution is a dedicated tax, and therefore is unconstitutional.

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of Fish

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of FishThe Board also rejected the proposed ban on spotter planes.

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslide

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslideA devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an interesting discovery — evidence of early human occupation.

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with a drop in state funding.

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertain

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertainThe move is a setback for the Walker administration, which has made Medicaid expansion a top priority. But the fight may not be over yet.

Minimum wage increase helps individuals, OK for small biz

Minimum wage increase helps individuals, OK for small bizAlaska’s statewide minimum wage increase went into effect on Tuesday. Now, thousands of jobs in the state pay $8.75 an hour — a dollar increase.
Page 1 of 722123Next ›Last »