Alaska Natives are in Washington, D.C. – urging lawmakers to pass climate change legislation. Some believe that’s the best way to get federal money for relocating several villages.
Leaders of Backbone plan to hold a news conference next week in Anchorage to support the coalition, which Backbone says has a record of “putting Alaska first.”
You’re invited to a party at the Governor’s House today. It’s the celebration of the house’s 100th anniversary. There will be music and refreshments on the north lawn as well as guided tours of the house’s first level.
The annual Buoy Tender Olympics got off to an early start Wednesday morning on Juneau’s downtown waterfront with a chain pull, swimming relay in Gastineau Channel, the tug of war, and welding and crane-operating competitions.
State Department of Transportation Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the pavement settled more than expected atop new culverts installed during work out North Douglas Highway last year.
The ceremony was held by the Douglas Indian Association to honor human remains unearthed at the school during a renovation project this summer. Members of the Juneau Assembly and School Board attended as guests of DIA.
The federal government is allocating a quarter of a million dollars to Pacific states to deal with debris washing ashore from the Japanese tsunami. Alaska’s senators say the amount is astonishingly low, and more needs to be on the way.
The governor says federally mandated programs should be paid for with federal dollars. In 2011, the administration declined to apply for a federal grant that would have provided up to $1-million to help the state set up an exchange.
The Coast Guard is launching a temporary base in Barrow in a response to increased Arctic shipping.
Sunday July 15, kicked off the 2012 Coast Guard Buoy Round-up held by the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau. The event is a week long series of training exercises.