Former House speaker and former North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Sam Cotten was only candidate interviewed.
Charles Swanton will lead the department on Pacific salmon issues.
The state's looming budget crisis because of the decline in oil prices could mean layoffs at the state's flagship university.
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has raised about $13 million to help fund operations and an ongoing legal fight in support of the proposed Pebble Mine.
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a fee increase at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center starting with the 2016 tourist season.
Aspiring pot entrepreneurs in Juneau can tentatively expect to have local zoning and land use rules that address legal operations in October.
A federal agency has approved distribution of the final $13 million of aid allocated to Alaska for the 2012 Chinook salmon fishery failure.
Federal regulators have agreed to put on hold the licensing process for the massive proposed Susitna-Watana dam in south-central Alaska.
Officials connected to Alaska's massive liquefied natural gas export project say falling oil prices haven't slowed it.
Authorities in Juneau are offering hefty rewards to find a vandal who smashed the window of a pizza parlor.