She was a wanderer. Instead of sticking with her herd, Wood Bison 124 headed out on her own, traveling hundreds of solitary miles from the Alaska Yukon, down the Kuskokwim, to the sea. A bullet ended her journey Friday near Quinhagak. She was shot illegally.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced on the Senate floor today that she will vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary. Murkowski said she’s heard from thousands of Alaskans who are concerned that Betsy DeVos lacks public school experience, and Murkowski said she shares that concern.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, told lawyers she is not convinced the president’s executive order is lawful. Trump’s attorney general pick, Jeff Sessions, is expected to be confirmed this week.