Last week, a superior court judge scolded the redistricting board, saying that it was unnecessarily holding up the redrawing of the state’s political boundaries. Now, Democratic lawmakers are calling for non-partisan “masters” to step in and guide the redistricting process.
Politicians have been sounding alarms that student loan rates will soon double. And you could be forgiven if you’re worried your rates will jump.
After months of wrangling with government agencies over Freedom of Information Act requests, the Associated Press has an interesting bit of news today: Some of Obama’s most important appointees use non-public email addresses to conduct official business.
On Monday, BP committed to spending at least a billion dollars in Alaska over the next few years. The oil giant plans to use that money to bring two drill rigs to Prudhoe Bay and to potentially expand into undeveloped parts of that field.
Around this time last year, it looked like Adak’s jet service was in jeopardy. Alaska Airlines wanted to stop flying there, and it was only after much back and forth that they conceded to continue serving the community, on a trial basis.
The Juneau Assembly last night adopted a $313.6 million operating budget for the city and borough for next year.
The first Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Philippines to Alaska has been sworn into office.
Approximately 100 passengers and employees were evacuated after the smell of diesel fumes started to fill the terminal shortly after a power outage occurred in Mendenhall Valley.
The next U.S. Senate race in Alaska is still 18 months away. A number of Republicans have jumped in the race, or are publicly mulling taking on Senator Mark Begich in November 2014.