A National Weather Service forecaster in Juneau compares picking a weather model to speed dating.
Begich singled out public school funding and constitutional amendment for state support of private or religious schools
The Department of Defense released a 16 page Arctic Strategy document on Friday.
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Information officer Julie Speegle is one of about 111 NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office employees back at their desks in Juneau’s federal building. About 125 at the Auke Bay lab are also working, now that Congress has reached a deal to end the partial government shutdown.
Young believes a solution will come from the Senate, and says he'll support it if it comes up for a vote in the House.
An estimated 7 million people have been shut out at 12 of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks, costing parks and nearby communities about $76 million in lost visitor spending for each day the partial government shutdown drags on.
The U.S. Forest Service employs about 400 people in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and most of them are on furlough, awaiting a call from the federal government that they’ll soon be back to work.
While it’s not taking a major toll on municipal operations just yet, officials worry there could be bigger impacts if the shutdown continues for an extended period of time.
Alaska Native tribal governments are keeping their doors open, but worry about how long the federal government shutdown will go on.