The senator representing Alaska’s largest legislative district is suggesting major changes to the state’s Permanent Fund and the governor’s scholarship program.
The new head of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium says the organization is losing money, and that difficult changes are on the way.
Backers of biomass energy pitched wood-pellet heat as a money-saver during a legislative hearing today (Feb. 21st).
Alaska Energy Authority staff and others talked to the House Committee on Economic Development about the Southeast Alaska Integrated Resource Plan.
If you’ve spent any time in Sitka, you’ve probably seen Mount Edgecumbe. It’s one of Southeast Alaska’s most-viewed volcanoes, rising 3,000 feet from the ocean, only 10 miles from the former Russian capital.
It last erupted about 4,500 years ago, which is recent in the world of geology. But other volcanic sites in the region have seen more recent action.
The Coast Guard admiral in charge of Alaska has broken his public silence on charges against the survivor of a helicopter crash that killed three people from Air Station Sitka.
Legislation allowing geoduck farming to expand north and west is moving in the state Senate.
The measure would allow the large, valuable clams to be grown north of their natural realm. That ends around Juneau.
The House Resources Committee has approved a scaled-back measure aimed at increasing sea otter harvests. It’s a significant change for the resolution authored by Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson.
Anthropologists, linguists and elders will gather in Sitka this spring for a conference of Tlingit tribes and clans. It coincides with the 100-year anniversary of Alaska Native Brotherhood, the state’s oldest indigenous-rights association.
A key Southeast Native leader is asking the Legislature to not lower oil taxes. Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas says Alaska needs the revenue. He also says oil companies are already making huge profits.
A Western Alaska lawmaker says place-based education is working.
Representative Reggie Joule, a Kotzebue Democrat, told Juneau’s Native Issues Forum today (Feb. 8) that the approach makes sense.