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State, IBU reach tentative agreement on new contract

State, IBU reach tentative agreement on new contractThe state and the Inlandboatmen's Union have a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract for state ferry workers

Alaska tops corruption rankings in policy journal

Alaska tops corruption rankings in policy journalThe rankings were based on corruption-related convictions of federal, state and local public employees and elected officials from 1976 to 2008.

Health care broker Enroll Alaska scales back

Health care broker Enroll Alaska scales backEnroll Alaska launched last year with plans to help tens of thousands Alaskans sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meeting

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meetingSome subsistence users blame gold miners and regulators for failing to take into account the negative impacts mining is having on other resources around Nome.

Marine highway juggling ferry schedules

Marine highway juggling ferry schedulesThe state ferry Columbia will not return to service until June 18th, about seven weeks later than expected.

Former Haines police officer hired as security officer for the Alaska Marine Highway

Former Haines police officer hired as security officer for the Alaska Marine HighwayA former Haines Police officer with a questionable work history was recently hired by the state for a high level security position.

Groups seek decision on status of Southeast wolves

Groups seek decision on status of Southeast wolvesConservation groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. seeking a decision on the status of wolf populations in Southeast Alaska.

Report says 12,000 Alaskans without reliable access to health care

Report says 12,000 Alaskans without reliable access to health careA report is out this week and it shows 12,000 Alaskans have no reliable access to health care, particularly specialty care.

State Supreme Court hears case to remove Pebble initiative from ballot

State Supreme Court hears case to remove Pebble initiative from ballotThe Pebble initiative would add another layer of scrutiny to the proposed Pebble Mine

Land trust for Alaska tribes is a popular concept

Land trust for Alaska tribes is a popular conceptBIA Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn said the concept of taking land into trust for Alaska tribes is a popular one.