Parnell says the state is currently looking at a decline in revenue next year, due to factors including lower oil prices. If that situation holds, he says he will seek less spending.
Environmental groups in five states are suing the federal government, claiming Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements.
A Coast Guard cutter is off the coast of Japan, pursuing prosecution of an unregistered fishing vessel suspected of catching 40 tons of fish with an illegal high seas driftnet.
In previous years, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant was used to fund JPD’s Police Crisis Intervention Specialist.
The APOC exemption means Paul Nowlin must limit fundraising and expenditures to $5,000 or less. His only opponent at this point, Loren Jones, does not plan to limit spending.
As expected, Merrill Sanford filed for mayor. Loren Jones filed for Assembly District 1, and Jerry Nankervis filed for District 2. Andi Story filed to run for school board. Paul Nowlin was the only candidate not to file as of close of business Friday.
The federal government has reached agreement with one of Alaska’s largest shipping companies, providing a conditional waiver for new fuel standards while Totem Ocean Trailer Express converts to cleaner-burning fuel.
Alaska’s health commissioner says his department didn’t intend to restrict the definition of a medically necessary abortion in proposed regulations for abortion payment conditions.
Three Juneau residents — Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg, Assistant Attorney General Susan Cox and Administrative Law Judge Terry Thurbon — have applied to replace Justice Walter “Bud” Carpeneti on the Alaska Supreme Court.
Nearly two years after the death of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, a Senate panel has recommended that a Navy warship be named in his honor.