Last year, chinook salmon runs were so weak that the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, along with Cook Inlet, were designated federal disaster zones. Now, a group of legislators from those regions want to create a permanent endowment that would fund research on the fish.
A Democratic state lawmaker estimates a proposed constitutional amendment could cost the state around $60 million a year.
New Lynn Canal shuttle ferries will be 280 feet long, seat about 300 passengers and operate no more than 12 hours a day. Part, but not all, of the car deck may be open. And the ships will have no staterooms or crew quarters.
The widow of the late Gov. Jay Hammond wants a television advertisement that compares her husband to Sean Parnell taken off the air.
The State of Alaska and German engine builders say they’re close to an agreement
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would make it a felony for federal agents to enforce new gun control measures within the state.
Alaska lawmakers are debating whether volunteers should be subject to criminal penalties if they fail to report suspected child abuse.
Rep. Bob Herron took to the House floor to call for a full vetting of a proposed constitutional amendment that could have a big impact on Alaska’s education system.
The Forest Service will allow the public more time to comment on the Tongass Land Management Plan.