Federal spending cuts known as sequestration will have less of an impact on the Coast Guard in Alaska than elsewhere in the country. That’s the word from Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, who is in charge of the Coast Guard’s District 17, which encompasses the entire state.
Bill Ray Center was built in downtown Juneau in 1976.
The Juneau Assembly Finance Committee starts holding weekly meetings April 3rd to review the fiscal year 2014 budget, which takes effect July 1st.
The U.S. House Ethics Committee has unanimously voted to create a subcommittee to investigate whether Congressman Don Young violated official code of conduct.
The federal government has a new proposal for defining handicrafts made out of sea otter pelts. But it’s not what some crafts-makers expected.
Senate Bill 56 would make it a misdemeanor to possess small amounts of narcotics like heroin, oxycodone, cocaine and meth with no intent to sell – crimes that are currently considered felonies.
Today, as the Pentagon decides how to remove the combat exclusion, women still have trouble getting fully recognized for what they’ve achieved at war.
The Pentagon says it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system.
Alaska officials say the state was able to recover only about $144,000 in an auction to sell what was left of the now-defunct Matanuska Creamery.
The so-called “Frankenfish” resolution cleared the Senate Resources Committee on Friday, its last stop before a vote on the Senate floor.