Home » Archives by category » Recent News (Page 2)

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleet

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleetAlaska’s Board of Fish this month for the most part voted down proposed closures for commercial Dungeness crabbing around Southeast.

Aleutian marine sanctuary proposal stalls out

Aleutian marine sanctuary proposal stalls outThe federal government has turned down a request to create a vast marine reserve around the Aleutian Islands.

Juneau hosts Innovation Summit

Juneau hosts Innovation SummitMore than 200 business leaders, researchers and policy-makers gather in Juneau this week for the 2015 Innovation Summit.

Murkowski, Sullivan agree climate is changing but split on naming cause

Murkowski, Sullivan agree climate is changing but split on naming causeBoth Alaska senators voted for an amendment saying climate change is real and not a hoax.

Public meetings set on TLMP amendment

Public meetings set on TLMP amendmentThe U.S. Forest Service has scheduled three public meetings in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to update the public on the proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment.

Joint session to address marijuana decriminalization as municipalities scramble to regulate

Joint session to address marijuana decriminalization as municipalities scramble to regulateRepublican Senator Lesil McGuire of Anchorage has introduced the first large-scale bill regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska.

Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislatureThe Alaska Legislature begins its first full week of work Monday after an intense start to the new session with the budget taking priority amid falling old prices.

Alaska troopers investigating alleged stun gun use on boys

Alaska troopers investigating alleged stun gun use on boysAlaska State Troopers are investigating allegations that a village public safety officer in Kake used a stun gun or Taser on two boys.

Alaska military bases could lose 11,100 troops amid national drawdown

Alaska military bases could lose 11,100 troops amid national drawdownA pending military draw down could take more than 11,000 troops off of bases in Alaska.

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refugePresident Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area.