This year, experts warn that Alaskans should gird themselves for more widespread uncertainty for at least a week after Election Night, since the state won’t even start counting absentee ballots before then.
Wednesday’s announcement, in a preliminary version of a government publication called the Federal Register, was broadly expected.
In a brief phone interview from his home Thursday, Dunleavy said that Ballot Measure 1, the oil tax increase, “has the potential to hurt, not help.”
Berkowitz’s resignation is the latest news in a scandal that publicly unfolded over the last several days, beginning Friday when news anchor Maria Athens posted allegations on her Facebook page about Berkowitz and a photo of a nude man.
This week Gov. Dunleavy rejected calls to condemn Pebble and stop his administration’s work on it.
Veterans of state budget battles say that after years of spending cuts, it’s unlikely that further reductions can fill much of the deficit without major impacts to services.
Gov. Dunleavy said improvements in technology and decreasing costs of renewable power “open up some new and tremendous possibilities for Alaska.”
A new study bolster reports by Alaska subsistence fishermen that the species’ numbers have been increasing as the Arctic warms at more than double the rate of the rest of the globe.
In the order, mayor Harry Brower said he’s imposing the measures in response to “increasing numbers of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Utqiaġvik.”
Red Dog’s problems show how climate change poses a challenge to the economy of Arctic Alaska, which is warming at triple the rate of the global average.