There are more insects in the forest than other years, but experts say climate is the biggest factor for fires.
A 19-mile stretch of the Parks Highway was closed some 80 miles north of Anchorage, as authorities called for the evacuation of a subdivision that only has one road in and out.
The daughter of recently-deceased state Sen. Chris Birch, Tali Birch Kindred, is seeking to fill his seat in the Alaska Senate, according to documents she filed with state regulators Friday.
It’s still too early to know if petroleum even exists in the refuge in commercially-viable quantities. But if it’s found, Kaktovik’s residents are simultaneously positioned to be among the biggest beneficiaries, and to experience some of the biggest disruptions.
One of the biggest ideological fractures complicating this year’s legislative session is within the Alaska Republican Party. And that’s creating some strange bedfellows.
As Arctic sea ice melts, polar bears are spending more time near the Alaska North Slope village of Kaktovik. Now, federal prosecutors have charging a man there with killing one in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Fewer legislators were present in Juneau than the 45 votes needed to reverse the governor’s vetoes. Disagreement over where to meet has split lawmakers between the two locations, with Friday the constitutional deadline for overriding the vetoes.
Alaskans are approaching their legislators in person. They’re holding rallies and sleepovers. And they’re barraging lawmakers with phone calls, text messages and emails by the hundreds.
Monday’s special session in Wasilla gave road-system Alaskans a chance to offer their opinions about the huge budget dilemmas facing state lawmakers right now.
Al Gross, an orthopedic surgeon from Petersburg, announced Tuesday that he’s running as an independent against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan.