During a recent United Youth Courts of Alaska meeting in Homer, members elected a Ketchikan teenager as the new youth president for the statewide organization.
There are more questions than answers about the problems facing fisheries in Cook Inlet. And scientists working on those problems are chronically short on time and funding. But a new fisheries program at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage has students tackling some important research questions.
Three exchange students from the Middle East are wrapping up their time in Juneau. They came here as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program under the wing of Juneau People for Peace and Justice. JPPJ leadership knew the three students would twice become young ambassadors – first in their new communities, and again when they return home.
Sen. Bert Stedman calls this year’s rollback of state taxes a “gift” to the oil industry. And while he’s not unhappy with many of the structural changes to the oil tax scheme in Senate Bill 21, he says the numbers just don’t make sense.
Greenpeace is trying to coax would-be whistleblowers to come out against the Arctic oil companies they work for.
Women make up half the U.S. population but just 20% of the Senate. So the relationships among female senators tend to be close, regardless of party.
Juneau is just one of many cities across the state that lets the courts handle parking ticket appeals. But as of this month, the court system won’t bother with any case where an officer stuck a ticket under someone’s windshield wiper. They offered their interpretation of the statute in a rules order that went into effect April 15.
As the Alaska Marine Highway System approaches its 50th anniversary, the ferry is struggling with its identity. Under intense pressure to cut costs, the ferry’s managers are trying to get back to basics — transporting Alaskans and their freight.
The state of Alaska officially calls the continent’s highest peak by the native name Denali. Mount McKinley – which is what the federal government calls the mountain – sits inside Denali National Park.