House Bill 1 would give people the option to permanently vote by mail and allow for same day registration, among other things. It’s intended to help rural Alaska especially — which tends to vote blue — which could help Democrats in statewide races.
It’s been a relatively cool and snowy winter here in the Interior, compared with the past couple of winters. But climate experts say the Arctic has been warmer than average. They say that’s why it appears this year’s maximum Arctic sea ice cover, measured near the end of winter, is likely to set another record for the smallest maximum on record.
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan brought their case for developing Alaska’s resources to the Oval Office on Wednesday, March 8. Murkowski said they and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with President Donald Trump for nearly an hour.